Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the layout of the stage.
2. Describe the three main characters.
3. How does Cliff flirt with Alison in the opening scene?
4. What does pusillanimous mean?
5. What does Alison think is the problem with her marriage to Jimmy?
6. How does Alison think Jimmy will react to her pregnancy?
7. What reasons does Alison give for marrying Jimmy?
8. Describe the relationship between Jimmy and Cliff.
9. In what way is Cliff Jimmy's opposite?
10. Describe Alison's character.
11. What is the establishment?
12. What are Jimmy's criticisms of Alison's brother Nigel?
13. Describe the character of Helena.
14. How does Alison describe her relationship with Cliff?
15. Who is Hugh Tanner?
16. How did Hugh and Jimmy used to embarrass Alison?
17. How does Jimmy fall out with Hugh?
18. Why does Jimmy not like Helena?
19. Why does Alison think that Jimmy married her?
20. Why does Hugh's mother dislike Alison?
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