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What is the duty of husband’s, sons and daughters according to Mrs. Fitzgerald?
Mrs. Fitzgerald is an ardent believer of the fact that wives and mother should be given due respect. She regards it as the duty of the husbands, sons and daughters to pay heed to them. They should not treat them like filth and under no circumstances should only be ordered around to do only chores.
Why does Mrs. Pearson yield to Mrs. Fitzgerald’s suggestion of exchanging personality?
What is the risk involved in the swapping of personalities, according to Mrs. Pearson?
What is the instant reaction of Doris on seeing her mother after the exchange of personalities?
How does the changed Mrs. Pearson behave with her daughter, Doris?
What is Mrs. Pearson’s opinion of Charlie Spence? How does Doris react to it?
How does the new Mrs. Pearson shock George?
Why is Mrs. Pearson initially reluctant to pursue a tough approach towards her family members on the advice of Mrs. Fitzgerald?
What suggestion does Mrs. Fitzgerald give Mrs. Pearson to deal with her problem?
What scene do Doris and Cyril expect will be created when the father comes home? How does the very thought of the happening affect them?
How does the changed Mrs. Pearson shock the son Cyril?
How is Mrs. Pearson’s family going to get a “Nasty disappointment”?
What does George do to enjoy himself?
How would Mrs. Pearson like her husband George to treat her friends when they visit the family?
Mrs. Fitzgerald : (moaning) Oh – no – no – no please, Mrs. Fitzgerald……
How does Mrs. Pearson react when Cyril asks her that she should not told his father that he is called “Pompy-ompy Pearson”?
How is Mrs. Pearson little more than a servant in her own house?
No one could exploit you till you yourself allow it. In the light of this comment, discuss Mrs. Pearson’s character.
“Who’s the better for being spoilt… it’s the ruin of them as well as you”. How far is this comment of Mrs. Fitzgerald true?
Mrs. Fitzgerald is portrayed, as Mrs. Pearson’s alter ego. Comment.
Is drama a good medium for conveying a social message? Discuss.
How does Mrs. Fitzgerald prove to be a good and sincere neighbours of Mrs. Pearson?
What message does J.B. Priestley convey to the society through this play?
What does Mrs. Fitzgerald mean by the statement, "Give me your hands an I keep quiet a minute"?
Cyril calls Mrs. Fitzgerald a ‘silly old bag’. What is Mrs. Pearson’s reaction to this?
Why does Mrs. Fitzgerald ask Mrs. Pearson not to make any apology or give any explanation to the members of her family?
Justify the title ‘Mother’s Day’.
Doris and Cyril are just like today’s young generation—selfish, rude and ungrateful. Comment.
The play Mother’s Day is not only satirical but also humorous. Comment.
This play written in the 1950s is a humorous and satirical depiction of the status of the mother in the family. a. What are the issues it raises? b. Do you think it caricatures these issues or do you think that the problem it raises are genuine? How does the play resolve the issue? Do you agree with the resolution? c. If you were to write about these issues today what are the some of the incidents, examples and problems that you would think of as relevant?

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