The Landlady Review
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What does Billy need when he arrives in Bath?
A place to stay
Why does Billy go to Bath?
To start a new job
When he gets to Bath, what is Billy looking for?
A place to stay
What is the "Bell and Dragon"
The local pub
What does Billy see through the window of the boardinghouse?
Flowers, a Dachsund lying in front of a fireplace, a parrot in a cage; large, comfortable looking furniture
What is Billy's initial impression of the landlady?
She is a nice, motherly figure although a little "dotty" (strange)
After showing Billy his room, what does the landlady insist that Billy do?
Go back downstairs to sign the guestbook
What is unusual about the guest book?
There are only two names in the guestbook, and they are from more than a year before. The names in the book look very familiiar to Billy.
What does Billy notice when he is drinking his tea?
It tastes odd, and smells of bitter almonds.
What does Billy notice about the landlady's pets when he goes downstairs?
They have been stuffed.
Who stuffs the pets?
When Billy rings the doorbell, what is unusual?
The landlady appears suddenly
What happens when Billy looks at the sign in the window that says "Bed and Breakfast"
It seems to hypnotize him and compels him to ring the doorbell, even though he had made a decision to go check out the local pub
What does the landlady tell Billy about Mr. Temple and Mr. Mulholland when they are drinking tea?
They are still there on the 4th floor
How does the landlady describe Mr. Temple's skin?
She says that it is unblemished, or smooth.
What are the elements of foreshadowing in "The Landlady"?
The houses in the neighborhood are run-down; the sign seems to compel Billy to go in; there are two guests in the register and they seem familiar to Billy; the dog and parrot were stuffed; the landlady seems crazy - she keeps forgetting Billy's name; the landlady answers the door before he lets go of the buzzer; the landlady says "at this stage" - like she has a plan; the tea smells like almonds
How does the landlady distract Billy when he almost figures out who Christopher Muhholland and Gregory Temple are?
By asking if he wants milk and sugar with his tea.
At what point can you predict WHAT will happen to Billy?
When she says she stuffs all her little pets.
What is an example of parallel episode in the story?
Billy Weaver's fate will be the same as Temple and Mulholland
What type of characterization is "Billy was seventeen years old. He was wearing a new navy-blue overcoat, a new brown trilby hat, and a new brown suit......"
When the audience knows more than the character does, this is what type of irony?
Why does Billy want to stay at the Bed and Breakfast?
it looks cozy; it is cheap; the sign makes him ring the buzzer
In the beginning, why does Billy think it could better to stay at the pub instead of a bed and breakfast?
He thinks it would be cheaper, there would be more people to talk to, and he could play darts and drink "root beer"
Why did the landlady say that there were no other guest there at that time?
She said she was very particular about who she allows to stay there.
What is the climax of the story?
When Billy drinks the tea
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