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Copy of The Custody of the Pumpkin

P.G. Wodehouse


on 20 March 2013

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Transcript of Copy of The Custody of the Pumpkin

Plot Summary Antithesis Plot Summary Custody of the Pumpkin
Notes Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr 1) Lord Emsworth, enjoying the views around the castle with a telescope on the small tower above the west wing.
2) He observes his son, Freddie Threepwood kissing a girl near the bushes, by the end of the water-meadow.
3) Full of anger, he confronts his son, who reveals the girl is named Aggie, and is a “sort of cousin” of Head Gardener Angus McAllister.
4) Emsworth demands that McAllister should send the girl away or go away himself.
At that point of time, Angus McAllister turns up and assures the constable that it was Emsworth

Mr. Donaldson, who was with Angus talks to Emsworth about his son
Emsworth when comes to know that Mr. Donaldson is a wealthy man, is delighted.

Emsworth approaches McAllister after finishing his conversation with Mr. Donaldson, and offers to double his salary.

He accepts the offer and because of his hard work in growing the pumpkin, they win the first prize in the Shrewsbury show.
Emsworth goes to London to get McAllister back.
Outside the Senior Conservative Club, Freedie, his son, runs up to him and hands him a note.
Emsworth comes to know from the note that Freedie has married Aggie.
Emsworth wanders into Kensington Garden.
5) Realizing that McAllister has gone, he realizes that the head gardener, Robert Barker, is not up to the job of preparing the pumpkin.
He’s fascinated with the beauty of the garden and absent-mindedly picks a handful of tulips, which makes the park-keeper raged.

A constable asks endless questions to Emsworth, while he tries to defend himself, but no one was actually ready to believe him.
Anti Thesis, for those of you who don't know is basically when the author creates a character which is the direct opposite of another character. Angus McAllister

Lord Emsworth Character Analysis Character 1 details doodles notes outlook photo frame P.G. WODEHOUSE Plot Summary Vocabulary! turret; a small tower atop a large tower

nosegay; small bunch of flowers

quail; show fear or apprehension (also a bird) deprecating; express disapproval

capital; excellent

gardeneresque; extremely inclined towards gardening is created as the direct opposite of the Lord Emsworth. Both through personality and physcial aspects. He is a very simple character. Who thinks things through and is head strong. He is very burly looking and muscular. From the way he is shown to speak you can infer he may not be high educated or from a very refined society. He also does not seem to take an interest in materialistic things and is mostly only concerned with gardening. is the contrast of Angus McAllister. He is a very cultured man who is hasty and materialistic. Although he takes a real interest in gardening, in terms of its status he has no real passion. He is not described to be muscular and brawny. He is very commanding and proud although he can be extremely fickle. Wodehouse uses tone, repetition, hyperbole, simile and conflict in creating Lord Emsworth and Angus so that they as interesting and colorful.

Language and Style The narrator’s tone, which is richly filtered through the author’s voice, is light and playful.

This tone is developed through employing assonance and repetition.

Wodehouse adds hyperbole through comments like describing Emsworth as a ‘sensitive employer’.
Hyperbole enters with exaggeration, for instance, when Emsworth is described as the ‘castle’s owner and overlord’.

Style and Language At times, when describing Angus, Emsworth’s employs repetition by repeatedly saying Angus is ‘looking scotch’.

Wodehouse adds hyperbole through comments like describing Emsworth as a ‘sensitive employer’.

Wodehouse has created colorful characters with the help of a conflict between them.
Their conflict is over sweet peas, pumpkins and gardening technique.
The author has also used simile. Like for example, Wodehouse compares the sunlight like an amber shower-bath on Blandings castle.

The theme of this story is ‘age change’ this shows us how easily the generation changes and with that the occupation and interest of surroundings change.

The Pumpkin symbolizes not the literal meaning of "vegetables" but instead portrays 'hardwork'. Lord Emsworth, looks upon his garden as his status symbol. He takes a great interest in it and look as it as the one thing that must be perfect above all amongst all the turmoil in the story. Theme and Symbolism
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