The Address The Address

What was the narrator in the story “The Address” in search of? Why?
The narrator was on a lookout for those belonging which her mother had entrusted in the safe custody of Mrs. Dorling. It was to be reclaimed after the war of Holland would end. She wanted to get back those things so as to get a sense of belonging from them, as her mother was no more.
What kind of reception did the narrator get in NO. 46, Macroni Street?
Why did the narrator have doubts about the address?
How did the author realise that she had come to the right address?
Why did the lady at 46, Marconi Street refuse to see the narrator?
Was the narrator right in noticing the changed state of the rooms in her mother’s house? Why was it so?
Why did the narrator’s mother allow Mrs. Dorling to take away many precious things from their home?
What made Mrs. Dorling carry away the narrator’s mother’s belongings—greed or true concern? How can you say so?
The narrator’s mother failed to see through the clever manipulation of Mrs. Dorling? Why?
What were the narrator’s thoughts while she was on her way back from her first visit to 46, Macroni Street?
The narrator was initially hesitant of going to ‘the address’. Why?
What was the narrator’s perception of her mother’s belonging’s lying with Mrs. Dorling? Why was it so?
‘I stopped, horrified. I was in a room I knew and did not know’. Why did the narrator feel horrified?
‘Have you come back? Said the woman, ‘I thought that no one had come back’. Does this statement give some clue about the story? If yes, what is it?
The story is divided into pre-war and post-war times. What hardships do you think the girl underwent during these times?
Why did the narrator of the story ‘The Address’ wants to forget the address?
‘The Address’ is a story of human predicament that follows war. Comment.

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