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The Remains of the Day

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Performing Monkey

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Mr. Stevens describes disapprovingly how some employers tended to display their butlers as a kind a “kind of performing monkey” at house parties.

What is the significance of this comment as it pertains to his long service as a butler for Lord Darlington?

A

It shows Mr. Stevens’s self-respect and dignity.

B

Mr. Stevens never faced such humiliation.

C

Mr. Stevens knew that Mr. Marshall had once been ill-treated precisely in this way.

D

Miss Kenton saw nothing wrong with such things.

E

Mr. Stevens was himself once such an object of ridicule.