Name________________________________ “Georgy Porgy” Tales of the Unexpected 364-394 9 points Please answer the following questions in complete

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Classwork/Homework

1. In the start of the story, the narrator says that he doesn’t “want to blow [his] own trumpet” which means that he doesn’t want to brag about himself. Does he manage to do this? How do you know?

2. What kind of woman is George’s mother?

3. Poor George is a psychiatrist’s dream patient. What does the author imply happened between the mother and son when she was “teaching him about sex?” If you are confused, look at what she says to him when the mother rabbit is licking her baby. (And yes, I know this is an uncomfortable detail but it is a huge part of the story.)

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4. What feature of George’s mother does he focus on after watching Josephine eat her baby? What does he subconsciously worry that she is going to do?

5. What does George think that he has learned about women and men from his experiments with the rats?

6. What has Miss Roach served George? How is he feeling? (Pims is a popular drink in England.)

7. Where does George believe he is at the end of the story? Based on what he describes, where does Roald Dahl imply that George is currently being held?

8. The title of this story comes from an old nursery rhyme, listed below. How does this relate to this short story? Georgie Porgie, Puddin' and Pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry, When the boys came out to play Georgie Porgie ran away

9. What would you say is the theme of this story? Why?

10. Why do you think that Dahl chose to use George’s first person point of view here? Would the story have been as effective if we saw another person’s view of George?