Private Quelch is a man with a showy nature , an air of superiority and a lot of exhibitionism . His character irritates and infuriates his colleagues and superior officers . He was lanky, stooping and frowning through horn-rimmed spectacles . He was called as 'professor' by everyone because he used to teach others and those who had any doubts on any subjects would loose them after having a five minutes conversation with him . His greatest ambition in the army was to get a commission . He worked had day and night to fullfil it. He always tried to impress his instructors and senior officers by his knowledge , promptness and smartness..