The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society can help.

Everything you need
for every book you read.

"Sooo much more helpful than SparkNotes. The way the content is organized
and presented is seamlessly smooth, innovative, and comprehensive."
Get LitCharts A+
  • Easy-to-use guides to literature, poetry, literary terms, and more
  • Super-helpful explanations and citation info for over 30,000 important quotes
  • Unrestricted access to all 50,000+ pages of our website and mobile app
Get LitCharts A+

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 1: Apr 5, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Mark writes to Juliet, annoyed that she doesn't want to go to a play with him. He says he'll do anything to get her out of the house on a date. Juliet writes back and invites him to the British Museum with her, as she has an appointment in the Reading Room. He rudely refuses, tells her to come have lunch with him, and says he's done being nice.
When Mark rudely refuses Juliet's invitation and won't accept her desire to stay in, it again indicates that he doesn't respect her as an individual capable of making decisions. Instead, he'd like to control her and dictate everything she does.
Themes
Women, Marriage, and Work Theme Icon