As inferior beings they were expected to exist solely

This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 4 pages.

were commonly thought of as inferior not just as workers, but as people. As inferior  beings, they were expected to exist solely to serve the household in which they worked. According to Stevens, a dignified butler is never able to freely express himself: the butler  in the tiger story cannot acknowledge the urgency and bizarreness of the situation, just  as Stevens's father must put up with annoying houseguests without ever expressing his  dislike for them. Butlers cannot choose whether or not to react to any given situation;  they are always expected to repress their own feelings. Counter Argument: How all this duty and dignity leaves Stevens to never fulfill his own  desires. Professional commitment leaves him unaware of the outside world. He  embodies older codes of decorum. However society is more concerned with the present  and being less proper therefore proving how Stevens is stuck in the past. The landscape Miss Kenton Regret
Image of page 2

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 3
Image of page 4
  • Spring '12
  • SchylarChapman

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Get FREE access by uploading your study materials

Upload your study materials now and get free access to over 25 million documents.

Upload now for FREE access Or pay now for instant access
Christopher Reinemann
"Before using Course Hero my grade was at 78%. By the end of the semester my grade was at 90%. I could not have done it without all the class material I found."
— Christopher R., University of Rhode Island '15, Course Hero Intern

Ask a question for free

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern