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The Force of Circumstance – William Maugham Summary
2.Description of Guy:2
3.Arguments Guy mentions to justify his former relationship
to the Malay woman:2
4.Description of Doris:3
6.Doris feelings about Guy and his relationship with a
7.Important topics of the story:4
8.“The Force of Circumstances “– The meaning. 5
9.The author: William Somerset Maugham.. 5
10.Hints in the text, which foreshadow the crisis. 6
“The Force of Circumstance” is a story written by William Somerset
Maugham in 1928. It's about Guy, a colonizer who is in charge of a little
outstation in the Malay Archipelago and his wife Doris, an English woman he
They get to know each other during a month's holiday at the English
seaside. After the short time Doris and Guy spend together, he asks her to
marry him and she agrees. He takes her to live with him at the outstation.
enjoy their honeymoon and the first four months of their marriage in Sembulu.
But then Guy tells her about the Malay woman he has lived with for years. When
Doris gets to know about that, she asks him to give her time to think about all
that and locks herself up in their sleeping room. The next morning she decides
that she will need more time to handle her feelings: She asks Guy to give her
six months to ponder everything.
But at the end of the time, she is determined
to leave nevertheless. Guy lets her go and at the same day the Malay woman is
allowed to ret.....[read full text]
When she arranges their living-room one gets to know that she has
deft hands. She devotedly loves Guy, because of his personality. He is able to
make her laugh. She is intrigued by the Malay woman and her little baby and
seems to perceive everything which happens around her. She is ambitious and
tries to learn the Malay language as soon as possible.