Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Themes

Helen Simonson
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Major Ernest Pettigrew is a retired Major from the Royal Sussex. The Pettigrew family has a long and illustrious reputation as a proper British family, prone to act in the most proper and ethical manner at all times. Major Pettigrew regrets that modern times have eroded this type of behavior. The Major often finds himself stunned and appalled at the behavior of others, particularly that of his only child, Roger. Roger is constantly saying and doing the wrong things in his father's eyes, behaving badly, and failing to uphold the honor that is attached to the Pettigrew name. This attitude makes Major Pettigrew seem older than his 68 years although it is clear that the Major is not the only one who suffers from this issue. There are many instances in which several of the villagers, from Mrs. Ali to Grace DeVere, find the behavior of others inappropriate...

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