Read the given extract.
Why did the narrator say ‘I’ve come back’ to Mrs Dorling, based on the extract?
Answer as written by the student:
The narrator said 'I've come back' to Mrs Dorling because she had visited her before, but was not allowed to see her mother's things.
Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:
To answer this question, we need to recall what happened in the narrator's first visit to Mrs Dorling, which is described earlier in the story.
- The extract describes the narrator's second visit to Mrs Dorling, which happened after a long time. The narrator rang the bell and waited. Mrs Dorling opened the door and looked at her without saying anything. The narrator had to say something herself. She said 'I've come to see you,' meaning that she wanted to see her mother's things .
- The narrator said 'I've come back' to Mrs Dorling to remind her of their previous encounter, and to express her persistence and determination to see her mother's things. She also said 'I've come back' to show her respect and politeness to Mrs Dorling, as she did not want to be rude or aggressive. 🙌