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Nicholas Felix - Next Term We'll Mash You
Transcript of Nicholas Felix - Next Term We'll Mash You
PENELOPE LIVELY (1933 - )
BORN IN CAIRO, EGYPT ON MARCH 17, 1933
WAS SENT TO A BOARDING SCHOOL IN ENGLAND AT THE AGE OF 12
STUDIED AT ST. ANNE'S COLLEGE IN OXFORD, ENGLAND
MARRIED IN 1957
HER HUSBAND, JACK LIVELY, DIED IN 1998
CURRENTLY LIVES IN LONDON
CURRENTLY 80 YEARS OLD
STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY THE SOCIAL CHANGES IN BRITAIN
Takes place in the 1990's
Takes place in a public school
Divided by genders
Follow a strict type of
The Story Starts off with Charles
Manders and his parent in their car.
Charles and his parents are on their
way to observe St. Edwards Preparatory
School, the school that Charles
will be attending to the following year.
Charles awaits the arrival to his
destination with anxiety and nerves.
He doesn't know what to expect.
After Charles arrives he receives a tour from the Headmaster, Mrs. Spokes. She is a kind lady who seems "concerned" about Charles. The climax in the story occurs when Charles is introduced
to a room full of boys. They shout different questions at him and overwhelm his mind. Through the shouts and the intertwined voices he hears a kid say:
"NEXT TERM WE'LL MASH YOU,
WE ALWAYS MASH NEW BOYS"
The story ends with the Manders family
back inside the car. Charles sits quietly with
an empty expression on his face. His
mother talks about how excited she
is to send him to the school, while his
"Next Term We'll Mash You Essay." Eli M. Huesby. Web. 26 September 2013.
"A Prep School for Charles." Web. 24 September 2013.
‘Money well spent, though. One way and another.’
‘Shall we settle it, then?’
‘I think so. I’ll drop him a line.’
- Last Lines of
'Next Term We'll Mash You'
"Children begin by loving their parents;
after a time they judge them;
rarely if ever do they forgive them."
The theme of the story
reflects how any form of
bullying can make an individual
anxious or fearful
People will never know your
true feelings if you don't speak
up for yourself
LIFESTYLE IN ENGLAND
DIFFERENCES IN SCHOOLING
Lively, Penelope. "Next Term We'll Mash You." Holt Literature . Ed. Kathleen
Daniel. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. Print.
"The Eye of Childhood." Web. 27 September 2013.