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The story is taking place in Sussex, England. It’s a rich area in the UK. You can almost sense it’s a rich environment because the school is a giant mansion, with swimming pool. That isn’t common for a boarding school. Charles family is rich too, since they can afford it. I assume Charles is an only child because the parents are sending him to that boarding school. The parent’s ambitions for the son aren’t what you would call normal. The headmaster of the school says that Charles attendance will be an investment for his parents. Most parents would see their son at a school that he or she likes, and not the other way around. Charles is maybe 6 -10 years old, since he’s attending to a preparatory school. He is very nervous. It’s seen when he sits in the car. He doesn’t want to eat his chocolate and read his comics. He’s silent through out the visit and he just follows the adults around the hallways. The most strong signal that Charles doesn’t want to attend to the school is when (and i assume) an echo is running through his head with the voice of the boy that said he would mash him next term. The headmaster and his wife isn’t described with words or thoughts of the characters but of what I’ve read i assume that the headmaster and his wife is a bit snobbish, likeable and stylish people. The title reflects the story. I suspect that the reason it’s called “the Happiest Days of your Life” and not “The Happiest Days of my Life” is the way Charles parents treat him. They don’t allow him to decide for him self. Even though he only is a youngster he is allowed to have a bit influence on his life. The themes in the story are:
Charles problems – How hard it is to get used to new environments. Pacing – The parents want more of Charles that he want for himself, and they decide things for Charles that might not benefit him but comes as an advantage for the parents later…...

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