Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger

by

Saki

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Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger Symbols

The Tiger

In “Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger,” the titular tiger contains several layers of symbolic significance. Mrs. Packletide has her heart set on killing the tiger in order to attract attention from her peers through her exotic hunt—and…

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The Tiger-Claw Brooch

The tiger-claw broach symbolizes the jealous and outrageous rivalry between Mrs. Packletide and Loona Bimberton, two Edwardian socialites who try to best each other for the attention of their peers. Mrs. Packletide is immensely…

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The Weekend Cottage

Louisa Mebbin successfully blackmails Mrs. Packletide into buying her a weekend cottage for six hundred and eighty pounds by threatening to tell the truth about their recent hunt in India. Mrs. Packletide chooses to pay…

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