Tuesday 27 June 2017

Study Material of The Man Who Knew Too Much 

Summary of the Chapter The Man Who Knew Too Much
The soldier Quelch was a serious, cowardly, leaning and glasses-man whom the writer met at the training center. He was very fond of showing his knowledge and used to make sermons. So he became an object of pleasure, sarcasm and was nicknamed "teacher." 

During the musketry lessons he interrupted the sergeant during the conference and tried to correct it. Private Quelch could answer many questions and when others marveled, his standard answer was, "It's a matter of intelligent reading.

Over time, the writer and his teammates discovered more details about Private Quelch. He was very competitive, wanted a quick promotion and always tried to look better than the others. He read a lot, attacked his instructors with questions and every opportunity tried to belittle and eclipse others. 

Summary And Analysis Of The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alexander Baron

The behavior of soldier Quelch was very condescending and he tried to appear exceptional in front of his elders. Whether it is identifying an aircraft or handling a gun, it would stand up and irritate others. He was unstoppable in his pretentious behavior.
Corporal Turnbull, who was highly regarded for his tenacity, was not a person to be taken lightly. When Quelch tried to correct the corporal, he offended and asked Quelch to change his place with him. Though Quelch had delivered a brilliant lecture, he was sure that he had been in trouble. 

Corporal Turnbull took his revenge by delegating Quelch for the permanent duties of a cook. But who could stop Quelch, his sermonization continued even in the four walls of the kitchen. However, the writer and his friends were immensely relieved to have been temporarily rid of a great nuisance like soldier Quelch.


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