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A joke with a similar effect is made through another short dialogue between Meg and Petey in which Meg continually asks who is having a baby with Petey insisting that she won't know her until finally saying it's "Lady Mary Splatt", to which Meg replies anticlimactically "I don't know her". This anticlimax as well as the incongruous name of the woman (we do not imagine a "Lady" having the surname "Splatt") creates humour and again lulls the audience into a sense of peace and normality.
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Meg is almost the exact opposite to Petey. Unlike him, the boarding house community seems to be her world; the only time she leaves is to go shopping. She is also very proud of it, saying "this is a very good boarding house. It is. It's on the list" to Petey. Meg seems to be quite simple, asking stupid questions and making obvious statements such as "But sometimes you go out in the morning and its dark". She also seems to believe everything people tell her, for example, she believes that Stanley is a concert pianist despite this being very unlikely.
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Hobson's Choice - With particular reference to Act 1, show how Brighouse presents a comic but honest view of family life, set in late 19th century Salford.
If these were not enough clues, the objects inside the shop all suggest late 19th century; for example, "the gas brackets in the windows and walls", and "the clogs on exhibit in the windows". Alice and Vickey's actions and dress also suggest a late 19th century setting, as Alice, only 23, is knitting - not an activity which is commonly pursued by the modern young woman - and the pair are wearing aprons for working in a shoe shop. Although Hobson's Choice consists of four Acts, each of these is comprised of several little scenes.
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Children would only have about two pound pocket money. Some jobs were at the docks or car industries. There were only a few employments in the city as factories were closing down and moving to more modern cities. There was a lot of poverty. The houses were terraced house which were in poor conditions. The front of the house would have been board up as they couldn't afford new windows. The father of the family would have some work in the docks. Where there was only little wages but hard work most of the work was manual. Women would have to sometimes resort to prostitution so that the rest of the family would have enough to eat.
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What is this boy about? (Act 01 ? Scene 03) The third scene of act one shows that Alan is a very introvert person who doesn?t show any interests and doesn?t want other persons to know anything about him. The fact that he doesn?t react when Dysart speaks to him reveals that he doesn?t want to talk about himself. Inside of himself, Alan seems to be a little boy because he starts to sing commercial songs instead of answering the questions of Dysart.
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