Hard Times

Hard times book 2 help!

What are some of the things Mrs. Sparsit does in Book 2 to endear herself to Mr. Bounderby? Why does she do these things?

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Mrs. Sparsit endears herself to Bounderby purely out of self-interest. She speaks highly of him in his presence, stroking his ego. She also takes advantage of her position and lives the high life at the expense of Bounderby himself. Sparsit doesn't, however, have any real respect or liking for Bounderby. She talks negatively about him when he's absent, and even goes so far to name him "Noodle"...... a far from flattering nickname.