In "A Respectable Woman," what do you think it is about Gouvernail that initially makes Mrs. Baroda unsure about having him stay?
Student answers to this question may vary as Mrs. Baroda gives several vague reasons for not really particularly liking Gouvernail. However, Mrs. Baroda's change of heart about Gouvernail late in the story suggests that perhaps she is wary around her husband's friend because she can't figure him out.
Mrs. Baroda feels a sense of intrigue and mystery when she is around Gouvernail that is both alluring and uncomfortable to her. It is notable that Mrs. Baroda has been entertaining all winter and seems to be someone who shares most of her...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 893 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 7049 literature essays, 1933 sample college application essays, 289 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.