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1. Why does the play open in a darkened room?

2. Lob is described as a gnome-like character. What would such a character look like, and why does Barrie want Lob to appear gnome-like?

3. Mrs. Coade, who is called "the nicest" of the women in the play by one of the other women, is described by Barrie as keeping about her house a portrait and "certain mementoes" of her husband's first wife. How does such information suggest that she is "nice"?

4. Why are the women planning in act 1 to send a telegram? Why do they not send it?

5. Lady Caroline Laney pronounces her r's as w's. Why does she do so and how does this trait help us to understand her character?

6. Most of the characters in act 1 are unhappy with their lives. To what do they ascribe their unhappiness?

7. How do Lob's razors help Matey determine his master's...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dear Brutus from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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