Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 138
Compare and contrast Andrew Crocker-Harris with Willy Loman from Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (1949). Both characters are trapped in unhappy situations. How do they handle the problems in their lives?
How could Millie and Andrew have avoided their unhappy situation? Was the end of their marriage inevitable? Discuss how certain actions— better communication, compromise, marriage counseling—could have impacted their relationship.
Compare and contrast Andrew Crocker-Harris with Mr. Chips, the protagonist of the movie Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939). This movie concerns the life of a British schoolmaster, Mr. Chips. How do these characters regard their positions? How does this attitude affect those around them, including students and family?
Research the psychology of wives who cheat on their husbands. How do Millie’s actions fit into your findings? Do you believe Millie and Frank really love each other?