Short Essay Answer Key
1. At the beginning of Part 1, Section 1, what is happening on the way into Cambridge?
At the beginning of the story, bicyclists are making their way into Cambridge. A strong wind is blowing. Willow limbs are lying on the ground. The cows are wearing willow garlands around their horns. Some cows are wallowing on the ground. It is a scene of disorder.
2. How does the beginning scene contrast to the actual city of Cambridge?
The chaos described in the book's first scene is a sharp contrast to the university city of Cambridge. Cambridge is a town of logic and reason. It is not one of disorder.
3. Who does Fred Fairly meet on his way to his room? What is their conversation about?
Fred Fairly meets the Master of the College. The Master is...
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