Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Miss Wade think of Tattycoram when she first meets her?
When she first meets her, Miss Wade notices that Tattycoram is alone and crying. Consequently, Miss Wade assumes that the woman is as unhappy with life as she herself as always been.
2. How has Arthur's mother been living while her son has been in China?
Arthur's mother has not been living very well while her son has been in China. She is afraid of her husband and, in fact, has not left her room for nearly twelve years.
3. Why does Arthur not want to join the family business?
Arthur does not want to join the family business because his mother will not tell him the secret he knows exists about his father. Additionally, he does not want to have to work with Jeremiah, who has assumed the new role of partner in the business.
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