The Lotus Eater is one of my fevourite English short story. Here are some questions and answers I studies in my college days.
What does Somerset Maugham say about the majority of the people?
The majority of people live the life that circumstances have thrust upon them. Though they accept their luck they repent for what they are. They lack the courage to face new challenges and to take the course of their lives in their own hands.
Why was the author curious to meet Thomas Wilson?
The author was curious to meet Thomas Wilson because Wilson was somewhat different from others. He took the course of his life in his own hands. The author admired Wilson’s courage to face life in his own way.