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Do you think the writer is trying to make fun of the main characters in

the story i.e. Mrs. Packletide, Miss Mebbin and Loona Bimberton? Pick out
instances from the story that point to this fact.

NCERT Class 10th: Literature Reader English Ch 2 Mrs Packletide's Tiger



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Yes, the writer is trying to make fun of the main characters in the story. Firstly, there is Mrs. Packletide, who wanted to kill the tiger because she was jealous of Loona. Secondly Loona was the lady with amazing nature, who got jealous when she saw the photo of Mrs. Packletide in newspaper. Thirdly, Miss Mebbin was very devious and materialistic lady. At the end, the shooting of the weak tiger results in a comedy. Its death due to the heart failure was really humorous. 

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