The Boss: character in the short story The Fly.

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       The Boss is the central figure in Mansfield short story The Fly. The first part of the story presents The boss as a person stout, rasy and happy, forever proud with his office chamber. He rolls his office chair and and is still strong, although he is five years older than his trained Woodifield who has just retired. The Boss is proud of his room and his new furniture, new carpet and new electric heating machine. He shows his friend Woodifield the furnitures and the carpet points happily towards the five sausages growing softly in the copper pen. Thus the the first part for the first portion of the short story shows The Boss as a really happy and fun loving personality.

The Boss shows his friend Woodifield the furnitures and the carpet points happily towards the five sausages growing softly in the copper pen.
The Boss & Woodifield


      But in the rest of the story The Boss is sketched as really a heartbroken man. We have been told that five year ago The Boss has lost his is only son and that mental agitation, he is trying to hate it for or everyone but Woodifield account of the grave of his son at Belgium has received that sad old memory. And finally at the end of the story The Fly episode brings out the complete exhausted mental state of The Boss. When he plays with the wretched fly only to see that whether The Fly, can resist the strong drop of ink. Thus in the short story The Boss has become the central figure who depicts the major symbolic function of the cruel fate for human beings.

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