Good Night, Mr. Tom Questions and Answers

Good Night, Mr. Tom

William Beech comes from a troubled home environment, where he is physically and verbally abused by his mother on a shockingly regular basis. Without wishing in any way to absolve Mrs. Beech of any...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2018, 10:37 am (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

George and the twins are going blackberry picking. They'll be taking a large picnic with them made by George's mum. On the face of it, it sounds like it'll be a lot of fun. But George doesn't...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021, 9:36 am (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

Good Night, Mr. Tom takes place in England during the beginning of World War II. It tells the story of a young boy, Willie Beech. He is originally from London, but he is sent to the English...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019, 2:14 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

The answer is to be found a little way into the book when the reason for Mr. Tom's slightly bizarre behaviour is revealed. Mr. Tom used to be married, but tragically his wife and their newborn son...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2010, 9:08 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

Good Night, Mr. Tom is set in the era of World War II in England, which is important to understand the context of the "blackouts" that people put up in the evenings. People in England lived in fear...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2022, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

In chapter 17 of Good Night, Mr. Tom, William is discovered in the most traumatic circumstances at his family home in Deptford. He has been imprisoned in a closet under the stairs with his baby...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2021, 3:02 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

In chapter 10 of Good Night, Mr. Tom, titled "The Case," Willie is gaining more and more confidence in his academic and social skills thanks to the help of his immediate support systems, including...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2021, 5:14 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

In chapter 3 of Good Night, Mr. Tom, the word "sultry" means hot and humid and refers, as is often the case, to the weather. A wireless is a radio, so called because sound is transmitted using...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2022, 6:42 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

Willie is quite simply the victim of domestic abuse. It becomes apparent later in the novel that his mother is mentally unbalanced as seen through her cruel discipline of Willie based on extremely...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 11:13 am (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

In the chapter titled "The Show Must Go On," the setting is November and is described with dismal imagery: November had been a damp and drizzly month, bringing shorter days and causing...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2022, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Advertising for the children's play in Good Night, Mr. Tom would have been of two types. There would have been posters or bills to be pinned to noticeboards or stuck on walls, and flyers to be...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2022, 12:25 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

In Good Night, Mr. Tom, the play the children are to perform in the chapter titled "The Show Must Go On" is an adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This play is to be staged at short...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2022, 7:43 am (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

Tom was quiet after William returned from rehearsal because he had been asked to step in and direct the choir at the school. The old choir teacher, Mr. Bush, was "called up" to military service, so...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2022, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

As a result of the outbreak of World War 2, a young boy named Willie Beech, who has been abused by his mother, ends up staying at the home of elderly widower Tom Oakley. The damaged young boy and...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

A ship never completley floats on water, a part of it is always submerged below the water surface depending upon its weight. The Plimsoll line is a line drawn on the lower end of ships, marking the...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012, 8:10 pm (UTC)

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Good Night, Mr. Tom

A hedgerow is a type of fence or border between properties. In much of rural England, such as the area around Little Weirwold, bushes and trees would have been allowed to grow over the years along...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 11:45 pm (UTC)

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