Short Essay Questions Key
1. What circumstance brings Lord Peter Wimsey to Fenchurch St. Paul?
The circumstance that brings Lord Peter Wimsey to Fenchurch St. Paul is a car crash that necessitates his staying overnight in the town. His car is stuck in a ditch and must be pulled out. In addition, the tires are damaged and need to be replaced.
2. In what ways is Mrs. Venables a foil to the character of her husband, Reverend Venables?
Mrs. Venables is a foil to the character of her husband, Reverend Venables, in several ways. First, she is practical while her husband is very impulsive. Second, she is calm and organized while he is emotional and unorganized.
3. What is the Fens, the novel's setting, like?
The Fens, the novel's setting, is a low-lying part of England. The landscape is flat and the roads are straight. A series of dikes and drains across the landscape help prevent flooding.
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