V. S. Pritchett Questions and Answers

V. S. Pritchett

The voice is a symbol of hope amidst the destruction of war. Mr. Morgan, the defrocked priest formerly of the parish, has been hiding in the church, seeking sanctuary from the increasingly deadly...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2018 10:19 am UTC

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V. S. Pritchett

In "The Fly in the Ointment" by V.S. Pritchett, Harold is a good son, but his father's criticisms have taken their toll. It speaks to Harold's character that even though his father has been an...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2011 2:17 pm UTC

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V. S. Pritchett

In V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," we learn that Harold is a character who is capable of change even in the face of cruel behavior by his dad. Harold is in his thirties. He has hair...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 11:35 am UTC

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Thomas Hardy's, "The Son's Veto," and "The Fly in the Ointment" by V.S. Pritchett both tell stories of a young man and his parent. However, the role each "boy" assumes in the story is very...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 12:42 pm UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," Harold and his father are only slightly similar in appearance. Neither is tall. However, where Harold his going bald, doesn't stand straight and isn't...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 1:14 pm UTC

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V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," studies the theme of relationships—here, between a father and his son. Harold's father's career is crashing around him; when his son comes to the...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 2:14 pm UTC

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V. S. Pritchett

In terms of British currency, a sixpence (no longer minted in the U.K.) is worth less than a shilling. The eNotes source states that... The sixpence...or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2011 8:24 am UTC

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V. S. Pritchett

There is a variety of information available on "The Diver," a short story by noted author and critic V.S. Pritchett. There is a link below to the eNotes study guide for Pritchett's Collected...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2020 12:22 am UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," the father and his son, Harold, are very different characters. Harold acts as a foil to his father in the story—by comparing Harold to his dad, we get...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 11:11 am UTC

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When I was first assigned V. S. Pritchett’s succinct essay “The Dean,” I was a bit confused. I didn’t know who this “Dean” was. Then my nonfiction teacher explained that “The Dean” was the nickname...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2020 4:50 pm UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's short story, "The Fly in the Ointment," one prevalent theme deals with the duality of Harold's father. The man we meet when Harold comes to his father's failed business is...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," Harold's father is memorable for all the wrong reasons. Harold is a person who has been emotionally and mentally harmed by his father, but still he...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 10:33 am UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's short story, "The Fly in the Ointment," Harold is very much a round character, while his father is not. A round character is defined as: ...one who is capable of change and...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 10:02 am UTC

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In V.S. Pritchett's "The Fly in the Ointment," there are two sides of Harold's father. The inner and outer personalities of Harold's father are contradictory. It is only by drawing inferences and...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2011 12:22 pm UTC

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