My Financial Career by Stephen Leacock Summary and Notes

May 28, 2018

My Financial Career by Stephen Leacock Summary and Notes

My Financial Career by Stephen Leacock Summary and Notes

Here is my new post which covers the summary and answers questions note for the essay My Financial Career written by Stephen Leacock. The Summary and the question-answer notes are of good quality. These notes are specifically prepared for the Students of Second Year Book II essays.

My Financial Career by Stephen Leacock Summary

My Finacial Career was published in the First book of Stephen Leacock titled 'Literary Lapses'. Stephen Leacock has generally written about economics and financial aspects of life.  This essay also narrates such tragedy about his won life. He has beautifully and in a funny way, tried to illustrate the role of banking system in this play. He starts the essay by admitting that everything that has to do with a bak rattles him
The writer says that he hates banks their proceedings. He has never been to a bank but now as his salary has raised and he thinks of opening an account in a bank. He enters the bank timidly and asks for the manager. He asks the manager to meet him alone. The manager gets an air of an awful secret to be revealed. But when the manager comes to know that he only wants to deposit fifty-six dollars, he annoyingly refers him to a clerk.
Instead of going out through the door, the writer mistakenly walks into the safe. Later he is led to the clerk and throw the ball of money towards the clerk. When the money is deposited, the writer asks for a withdrawal slip as he wants to withdraw six dollars out of fifty-six he has deposited. The people stare at him which made him miserable. Instead of writing six dollars he writes fifty-six dollars on the cheque and gives it to the clerk who asks whether he is withdrawing the whole amount. He says 'yes' to hide his nervous mistake. He takes fifty-six dollars and rushes out of the bank. He, after that, keeps his money in his socks.


My Financial Career Questions and Notes

 Q. 1: What light do the following expressions throw on Leacock’s state of mind when he entered the bank? Looked timidly round‟ Shambled in?
  Ans These expressions reflect the confused state of writer’s mind. He was fully confused and could not express his matter properly.
Q. 2: Why did the manager come to think that Leacock had an awful secret to reveal?
Ans The manager came to think that Leacock had an awful secret to reveal because he insisted to meet manager alone.
Q. 3: What was the attitude of the manager towards Leacock on learning that he only wished to deposit 56 dollars in the bank?
  Ans When the manager learnt the actual amount of the money, he became angry. His attitude was rude and unkind. He asked him to go to the accountant.
Q. 4: What other blunders did Leacock commit after leaving the manager’s office?
  Ans After leaving the manager‟s office, Leacock made a number of blunders. First, he stepped into an iron safe. Then he wrote fifty six instead of six on the cheque. Then instead of admitting his mistake, he pretended to be angry on being insulted by someone.
Q. 5: After this misadventure in the bank where did Leacock keep his money?
  Ans After this misadventure, kept cash money in his trousers pocket and savings in silver dollars in socks.
Q. 6: Give as many examples as you can to show that Leacock was feeling completely lost in the bank all the time he was there?
  Ans Leacock was completely lost in the bank. He made many mistakes there. First, he stepped into an iron safe. Then he wrote fifty six instead of six on the cheque. Then instead of admitting his mistake, he pretended to be angry on being insulted by someone.
Q. 7: How much was the writer’s salary raised?
Ans The writer‟s salary was raised to 50 dollars per month.
Ans He wanted to save it for his future use. Therefore, he decided to keep it in the bank.
Q. 8: Who was Mr. Montogomery?
  Ans Mr. Montogomery was the accountant in the bank. He was a tall, cool devil. The very sight of him rattled the writer.
Q. 9: What was the reaction of the bank staff when the author rushed out of the bank?
  Ans When the author rushed out of the bank, the bank staff made a roar of laughter at his blunders.
Q. 10: Why did people think he was some invalid millionaire?

  Ans They thought him some invalid millionaire because somebody gave him a Cheque book, and some one told him how to write it.

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