QUESTION NO 2:- Analyse the whole story in the context of post world war
The short story The Fly by Katherine Mansfield takes place in an Office in England post WW1. In this story we see two different characters both dealing with problems. The boss lost his son and Woodifield lost his freedom in some ways. The theme of this story is the struggle with internal conflict can lead to difficult choices. Mr. Woodifield is an effective foil, some of his characteristics such as: his age, his economic status and his lack of control over is life help us understand the theme. These three things are what make Woodifield a very efficient foil. The main character in the story which is the boss is characterized as caring about the reputation of his business, not greedy and refined.
One of the things that make Woodifield an efficient foil is his age. He is five years younger than the boss. So they are not too distant apart in their age. This makes the boss listen to and be intrigued by the things that Woodifield has to say. They basically have all they can get in life and from then on it is pretty much clear what would happen. This is not a young man and an older man situation. In this case both are aged men that are talking. Also the friendship affects how they communicate.
The boss tests the fly’s limits in the story “The Fly” by Katherine Mansfield because he relates to the fly in that his memories of his son’s death are testing him. He wants to see if the fly can handle the challenges that he is giving it. He feels a “real admiration for the fly’s courage” (Mansfield, 278) Looking at the fly’s life and his memories of his son, you can see that they are directly related: as one dies the other fades. As well, fly is also similar to his son because he detests...