1. Please explain the relationship between Maturin and his wife.
Maturin and his wife have a very odd relationship in that they hardly even live together. Maturin is a scientist and his strange hours are to accommodate his studies and such. His wife, however, is very social and is constantly throwing or attending lavish parties. They basically live two separate lives, but keep their marriage in tact through it all.
2. Why is Maturin rarely at home?
Maturin ends up being away from his home for months at a time due to his position as a secret agent for the Navy.
3. What is Maturin's job?
Maturin calls himself a scientist and performs experiments and research when he has the time. He is also medically inclined and works as a doctor at some points.
4. Why is Maturin excited to sail on the Worcester?
Maturin is excited to sail on the Worcester because his dear friend, Jack Aubrey, will be the captain on its voyage.
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