Describe the character of Pepys. Explain what he is passionate about, his faults, etc.
Describe the meaning of why his wife staying up late washing and burning her hand while cooking catches Pepys's attention? What does this say about his feelings about his social status.
Why do you think Pepys detailed the beatings of his staff so much? What reasons were given for these beatings, and were they accepted at the time? What does this say about him? How did it change your feelings about him?
Describe Pepys's ambition and how it relates to status in society. Explain the motivation behind his ambitions.
Why is Pepys and his wife's sudden interest in fashion worth noting? What does it tell us about them? What does it say about how they feel about status and material things?
Explain the symbolism of the coronation of the King in January-June 1661.
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