MADAME (Tommy and Kathy confront her (Not surprised when Tommy and Kathy…
Tommy and Kathy confront her
Not surprised when Tommy and Kathy appear
Ishiguro repeats the imagery of spiders
Offers them very little information
Kathy explains why they've come
The questions Madame asks show a cynical side to her character
Doesn't understand what the students want
Kathy describes her voice as
' but also with
'little tears in [her] eyes'
Contrasting adjectives shows a tender side to her
Admits she took their artwork to prove the students they had souls
As they leave, Madame apologises
She expresses regret and sympathy
Contrasts with Miss Emily expressions where she feels she was right and offers no apology
Came to Hailsham to collect the students' artwork
Madame and her
was a source of curiosity
In Chapter 3, six students plan to visit Madame
They want to test if Ruth's theory - that Madame is afraid of them - is correct.
Kathy describes how she
'froze and waited for us to pass'
Her reaction was similar to
'someone who was afraid of spiders'
The metaphors used to describe her reaction suggest that Madame was indeed afraid of the students