English Notes → Button Button (Short textual questions and answers)
1. Why did Norma consider the tone and attitude of Mr. Steward offensive?
Norma considered the tone and attitude of Mr. Steward offensive because his behaviour was rude. He was nearly forcing her to take interest in his offer. He lacked decency and politeness in his conversation with Norma. He wanted to enter her house but she told him that she was busy. He should have walked away but he still insisted her to take interest in his offer.
2. Why did Arthur disagree with his wife?
Arthur disagreed with his wife because he thought that it was immoral to kill someone just for the sake of money. It was a murder. He was a kind and sympathetic fellow. He tried his best to stop Norma from pushing the button. He even forbade Norma to discuss this offer any more.
3. Why did Norma try to persuade her husband to agree with her?
Norma tried her level best to convince her husband to agree with her to accept the offer of fifty thousand dollars. She wanted to improve her life style. She dreamt of living a luxurious life. She was not satisfied with her present standard of living. She thought that this offer was a golden opportunity to realize her dreams.
4. What were the reasons Norma gave to her husband to accept the offer?
Norma wanted to improve her life style. She gave many reasons to her husband to accept the offer. She told him that they would visit Europe. They would buy a cottage on the Island. They would purchase nicer apartment, nicer furniture, nicer clothes and a car. She tried her best to convince him.