In The Lumber-Room by Saki we have the theme of imagination, ingenuity, trust, freedom, arrogance, escape and pride. Taken from his The. The children were to be driven, as a special treat, to the sands at Jagborough. Nicholas was not to be of the party; he was in disgrace. Only that morning he had . A few attributes of story: -The aunt is tyrannical. She thinks Boy would try to enter into the garden, only because she told him not to. -It is depicted that Adult lacks.
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Nicholas is a brilliant protagonist, and his clever use of adult logic against the adults themselves is delightful. Having thoroughly confirmed and fortified her suspicions Nicholas slipped back into the house and rapidly put into execution a plan of action that had long germinated in his brain.
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With neither giving the other an inch. If this makes the aunt a liar and a hypocrite, seemingly happy to disregard her own commands when it means saving herself from more time in the water-tank, then Nicholas is hardly innocent himself.
It is as though the Aunt is losing an argument with a child.
Once again, Nicholas outwits his aunt, convincing her that he longs to go exploring in the gooseberry garden, and thus decoying her into keeping stern watch on the garden, since she fully expects him to attempt to break out into that fruity paradise.
Social convention is stifling and dull; the imagination should not be caged by religiously observed rules. Nicholas sat for many golden minutes revolving the possibilities of the scene; he was inclined to think that there were more than four wolves and that the man and his dogs were in a tight corner.
His face took on an expression of considerable obstinacy. Oh, Devil, you have sold yourself! If you liked this story, please share it with others: A man, dressed in the hunting costume of some remote period, had just transfixed a stag with an arrow; it could not have been a difficult shot because the stag was only one or two paces away from him; in the thickly growing vegetation that the picture suggested it would not have been difficult to creep up to a feeding stag, and the two spotted dogs that were springing forward to join in the chase had evidently been trained to keep to heel till the arrow was discharged.
Reblogged this on Greek Canadian Literature. And as he was admiring the colouring of the mandarin duck and assigning a life-history to it, the voice of his aunt in shrill vociferation of his name came from the gooseberry garden without. How dull and shapeless the nursery teapot seemed in comparison!
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The key turned stiffly in the lock, but it lumbrr. Specifically, it is about how one clever but mischievous boy, Nicholas, seeks to outwit his aunt so he can gain access to the lumber-room with its hidden treasures and curiosities. Auden Poems Everyone Should Read. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. Nicholas did not admit the flawlessness of the reasoning; he felt perfectly capable of being in disgrace and in a gooseberry garden at the same moment.
The Aunt of the other hand is performing menial tasks in the gooseberry garden. By standing on a chair in the library one could reach a shelf on which reposed a fat, important-looking key.
Among other things, a tapestry catches his eye and fires his imagination:. She was a woman of few ideas, with immense powers of concentration. First of all, he is told he will not be allowed to accompany his siblings on their day trip, because he refused to eat his bread-and-milk:.
The Wolves Of Cernogratz. And there was a carved sandal-wood box packed tight with aromatic cotton-wool, and between the layers of cotton-wool were little brass figures, hump-necked bulls, and peacocks and lumbr, delightful to see and to handle. Something that any adult would dread as it would result in their pride being wounded. The key turned stiffly in the lock, but it turned.
A few decent tears were looked for on the part of Nicholas when the moment for the departure of the expedition arrived. The fact that he put the frog there is not significant. It is also easy to sympathize with Nicholas when it comes to his relationship with his Bu. A man, dressed in the hunting costume of some remote period, had just transfixed a stag with an arrow; it could not have been a difficult shot because the stag was only one or two paces away from him; in the thickly-growing vegetation that the picture suggested it would not have been difficult to creep up to a feeding stag, and the two spotted dogs that waki springing forward to join in the chase had evidently been trained to keep to heel till the arrow was discharged.
The aunt maintained the frozen muteness of one who has suffered undignified and unmerited detention in a rain-water tank for thirty-five minutes. Oh, Devil, you have sold yourself! Fetch the little ladder from under the cherry tree–“.
Then he crept from the room, locked the door, and replaced the key exactly where he had found it.