Saturday, 4 May 2019

My Financial Career/Questions and answers




by Stephen Leacock
1. What light do the following expressions throw on Leacock’s state of mind when he entered the bank: ‘looked timidly round’, ‘shambled in’?
These expressions show that he was quite nervous and upset when he entered the bank. He was very much afraid of the bank and its clerks. He was acting like a fool. He could not show confidence. He was mentally confused. His condition was quite miserable.
2. Why did the manager come to think that Leacock had an awful secret to reveal?
Leacock was mentally confused. He was acting like a fool. His movements were quite mysterious. He wished to see the manager alone. The manager guessed that he had some great secret to reveal in private.
3. What was the attitude of the manager towards Leacock on learning that he only wished to deposit 56 dollars in the bank?
The manager was feeling quite uneasy. But, when the writer told him that he only wished to deposit only 56 dollars, his attitude was very unfriendly. He was angry and displeased. He told the writer to leave his room and go to the respective clerk.
4. What other blunders did Leacock commit after leaving the manager’s office?
Leacock committed many blunders after leaving the manager’s office. For example, he entered the safe instead of going out. The manager showed him the way. He wrote 56 dollars on the cheque instead of just 6 dollars.
5. After this misadventure in the bank where did Leacock keep his money?
He decided not to keep his money in the bank after his misadventure. He decided to keep his money in the pocket of his trousers and his savings in silver dollars in a sock.
6. Give as many examples as you can to show that Leacock was feeling completely lost in the bank all the time he was there.
Leacock was quite lost in the bank all the time. He was quite nervous and upset when he entered the bank. He was very much afraid of the bank and its clerks. He was acting like a fool. He could not show confidence. He was mentally confused. His condition was quite miserable. He entered the safe instead of going out. He wrote 56 dollars on the cheque instead of just 6 dollars.





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