The Fly Questions and Answers
How does the line “we cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves” in paragraph 1 of "The Fly" impact the message of the story?
Identify two smilies located in the first paragraph of "The Fly." For each simile, explain its significance to the story.
Please explain the metaphor, "we cling to out last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves." How does it contribute to the story?
How does the parallel structure of the sentence saying that “he wanted, he intended, he had arranged to weep” affect its meaning in "The Fly"?
In "The Fly," what did the wife and daughter imagine Mr. Woodifield to be doing on his day to the city?
Why does Mansfield give the central conflict and all of the narrative action to the situation with the fly? How does Woodifield’s visit to the boss alter the significance of the incident with the fly?
Discuss the characters of Mr. Woodifield or the boss in Katherine Mansfield's short story "The Fly."
What has happened to the boss’s son and how has this affected the boss's life in Katherine Mansfield's "The Fly"?
What is the narrator referring to "the boss" and "the boy" rather than giving name of these characters in "The Fly"?
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