Maggie then brings out Freddie Beenstock and introduces Hobson to him, they eventually get Hobson to pay five hundred pounds to Freddie for trespass and damages, “you can afford five hundred pounds and you’re going to pay five hundred pounds”. Hobson tells his daughters “This is a tidy bit of money going out of the family”, but is corrected by Maggie telling him it’s going to be split between Alice and Vicky for their weddings. Hobson has no choice but to change in the end because the doctor tells him that if he carries on drinking then he’ll be dead within six months.
He doesn’t want to know, so Maggie has to get it through to him. I think that if Maggie hadn’t of been there for Hobson to look after him and boss him around then he would of died a lot sooner due to his large intake of alcohol and stubbornness. But because of Maggie bossing him around he has no choice but to see a doctor and do what he says. Willie starts off being a very meek and shy person who works in Hobson’s shop. Maggie changes him throughout the play so that he becomes more confident and ends up having his own business.
At first when Maggie tells Willie he will marry her, he doesn’t expect it and is very nervous because he will have to break up with ‘Ada Figgins’. But Maggie soon brings out his confidence and he finds it easier to speak to people. He starts to come out of his shell when he and Maggie get married. Maggie teaches him how to read and write. She even makes him do his writing on their wedding day before he can go and sleep with her, “you finish that copy before you come”. Willie isn’t very confident in speaking to people either, but Maggie changes him. She does this in a number of ways but mainly by getting him to stand up to her father.
When Maggie tells Hobson that she is going to marry Willie he isn’t happy and wants to hit Willie with a belt but he stands up to him, “if you touch me with that belt, I’ll take her quick, aye, and stick to her like glue”. Maggie influences her sisters in the way of giving them confidence to stand up to their father. For example when Hobson goes to Maggie’s house and is confronted about falling down the cellar, he is told about his daughters (Alice and Vicky) getting married, he doesn’t like it but they make him because they have confidence (but it’s mainly Maggie).
Maggie treats her sisters very well and with a lot of respect. She looks after them and because of her they get to get married and find the right men. Due to these reasons of Maggie treating her sisters well, she gets money for them to pay for their weddings by tricking Hobson so that he thinks he is paying for trespass. So therefore they are able to afford a better wedding. This document was downloaded from Coursework.
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