School Lesson Mr. Know All

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Mr. Know-All
W. Somerset Maugham

The title.
The title is very sarcastic; someone who thinks they know everything. Someone who is a show off

The writer
British writer, he writes English criticism

The story set on a ship after world war 1.- The British gvmnt building the empire the colonized much of asia and Africa. They gave people from these countries a passport.

We can infer the main subjects would be criticism of prejudice\ racism because of the title and who is the writer

Social criticism of the British gov/ upper class and their attitude towards colonists. 1) Does this story take place on a ship and not in a country. 2) The narrator is nameless. Why?
3) What is the symbolism of cultured pearls?
4) What is the symbolism of labels

Narrator is
a) Prejudiced- judges people by their name.

I was prepared- then but not now. It suggest that he had been against max Kelada, but he has changed his opinion. He could have been influenced by his society.

We assume the narrator is going to mr. kelada a really noce person, so he will stereotypes, but is the writer going with this character?

Narrator subjectively tells us that kelada was everywhere and was not aware that no one wanted him He is sociable
We- eitether narrator calls him Mr. Know-All and this strengthens his claim that kelada does not understand his feelings because kelada takes the name as a compliment. OR- 2 everyone called him mr. know-all to his face because they like him. Narrator thinks Kelada is arrogant, argumentative and manipulative

Kelada never he is wrong.

Another word for Middle East- the Levant

A person who lives.

Ramsey- works in American Embassy in japan wears ready-made clothes (no much money)

A dinner table
The Narrator- doesn't join in discussions because he is not interested

Ramsay is dogmatic and argumentative
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