The Lady in the Lake Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. How would you characterize the way that Miss Fromsett treats Marlowe?

Miss Fromsett is dismissive of Marlowe. She treats him as unimportant, questioning his purpose, and delaying passing her card along to her boss.

2. How does Kingsley act, when Marlowe first meets him?

When Marlowe first meets him, Kingsley acts like a tough, important businessman who doesn't care about Marlowe. He is gruff and snaps at Marlowe.

3. How does Marlowe handle his long wait in Kingsley's office lobby?

Marlowe is calm and patient during his long wait in Kingsley's office lobby. He gets comfortable there, as if he's willing to wait all day.

4. What encounter did Kingsley have, that made him worried about his wife?

The encounter Kingsley had that made him worried about his wife was with Chris Lavery, the man he thought his wife had run away with. Lavery denied running away with his wife or knowing where she was.

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