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Mrs Packletides Tiger

Question 6:

Choose extracts from the story that illustrate the character of the people listed in the table given below. There are some words given to help you. You may add words of your own. One has been done as an example:

vain

jealous

competitive

shrewd

manipulative

stingy

materialistic

spiteful

Character

Extract from the story

What this tells us about the character

Mrs. Packletide

(i) The compelling motive for her sudden deviation towards the footsteps of Nimrod was the fact that Loona Bimberton had recently been carried eleven miles in an aeroplane by an Algerian aviator, and talked of nothing else; only a personally procured tiger-skin and a heavy harvest of Press photographs could successfully counter that sort of thing

Competitive

(ii) Mrs. Packletide had offered a thousand rupees for the opportunity of shooting a tiger without over-much risk or exertion,

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(iii) Mrs. Packletide faced the cameras with a light heart, and her pictured fame reached from the pages of the Texas Weekly Snapshot to the illustrated Monday upplement of the Novoe Vremya.

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Louisa Mebbin

(i) "If it's an old tiger I think you ought to get it cheaper. A thousand rupees is a lot of money."

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(ii) Louisa Mebbin adopted a protective elder-sister attitude towards money in general, irrespective of nationality or denomination

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(iii) "How amused everyone would be if they knew what really happened," said Louisa Mebbin a few days after the ball.

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(iv) Louisa Mebbin's pretty week-end cottage, christened by her "Les Fauves," and gay in summer-time with its garden borders of tiger-lilies, is the wonder and admiration of her friends

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Loona Bimberton

(i) As for Loona Bimberton, she refused to look at an illustrated paper for weeks, and her letter of thanks for the gift of a tiger-claw brooch was a model of repressed emotions

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(ii) there are limits beyond which repressed emotions become dangerous.

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Answer:

Character

Extract from the story

What this tells us about the character

Mrs. Packletide

(i) The compelling motive for her sudden deviation towards the footsteps of Nimrod was the fact that Loona Bimberton had recently been carried eleven miles in an aeroplane by an Algerian aviator, and talked of nothing else; only a personally procured tiger-skin and a heavy harvest of Press photographs could successfully counter that sort of thing

Competitive

(ii) Mrs. Packletide had offered a thousand rupees for the opportuni...

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