Discuss in small group taking off from points in the text.
Humour and criticism.
The story is interspersed with instances dipped in subtle humour. The humorous instances,
however, make interesting and relevant comments on the behaviour of general people. A humorous story has more readers, a humorous film more viewers. This is because they provide entertainment and a respite from the tedious existence. Criticism by means of humour is more effective, hence writers and film-makers often use humorous elements in their works and make sarcastic comments and criticism.