"Mr. Know-All" by
W. Somerset Maugham
- How does the title of this story set the tone for what youíre about
- Give a good working definition of the term setting.
- What is the setting of this story? Is it important to the story? Why?
- What sort of person do you think of when somebody is called a "know-all"
- What is our narratorís opinion of Max Kelada?
- What sort of things does Max Kelada do that gets him labelled as "Mr.
- Why didnít Mrs. Ramsay want Mr. Kelada to look at her pearls?
- Did your opinion of Max Kelada change by the end of the story? How?
- What do you think happened by the end of the story, from the dinner
party to the end of the tale?
- What is the theme, or message in this story?
- What literary devices are used in this story? Provide examples
to support your answers.