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Clovis Sangrail is a character featured in three of the Saki short stories covered this semester The three featured short stories are Tobermory The Unrest-cure and The She-Wolf Clovis is undoubtedly one of Sakis preferred individuals because he is a reoccurring character Since Sakis main intention was to mock the aristocracy he required an antithetical character that could serve as a vehicle for Sakis own actions to be carried out in the stories A subtle annoyance and dislike for high-society can be sensed in The Unrest-cure Clovis hears Huddle whining about the lack of stress in his accommodating aristocratic life Clovis dutifully tricks the unsuspecting and vulnerable Huddle in spite of his previous complaints Saki uses Clovis to enact torment on the upper classIn Tobermory Clovis impatience is revealed when he utters rats under his breath while everyone else settled for a quiet discord Even when the cat did start disclosing all the gossip it had overheard Clovis kept his composure Although he did quietly calculate how long it would take to procure a box of fancy mice through the agency of the Exchange and Mart as a species of hush-money However Clovis impatience resurfaced when he refused to stay up any longer and wait for the cat to come back This also revealed his borderline indifference to the uncanny event of a cat talking Finally one of Clovis most prevalent characteristics is unveiled at the last line of the story when he says If he was trying German irregular verbs on the poor beast he deserved all he got Clovis without fail finds humor in any situationIn The Unrest-cure Saki uses Clovis to deal out a little distress on a well-rested aristocrat Utilizing proficient listening and capable thinking Clovis learns of Huddles problem and quickly plots a way to exploit the man This elaborate plan displays his how mischievous and cunning Clovis is Not to mention how quick-witted he is when handles Huddles plea
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