Plot

1

What is the mood at the beginning of the play?

2

Why does Alec have to move in to the Morrison household?

3

How does John react when he realises Jenny has not come home in Act I, Scene 2?

4

How do we, the audience, always see Alec and Isa?

5

Why is Maggie’s breakdown at the end of Act II a key scene in the play?

6

How does John feel when he gets work again?

7

Was Jenny immediately successful when she left home?

8

How does Maggie look at John when she leaves to get dinner in Act II, Scene 2?

9

What is ironic after John announces his status as head of the household in Act III?

10

What tone does the end of the play take?