Jerome K. Jerome’s Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies revolves around the married life of the Korners and their everyday problems. Mrs. Korner seems to be unhappy and she desires a more common and lighthearted husband. The situation comes to a turning point when Mr. Korner comes home drunk after an enlightening conversation with his cousin who told him of the devotion, similar to that of dogs, of the South American women. By comparison with his married life and with the coldness and the constant criticism of his wife, he gets home drunk and behaves badly, humiliating and scaring her to death. Only the intervention of a friend of Mrs. Korner intelligently resolve the situation, advising Mr. Korner to lead his wife to think he just gave her what she asked so much: a man like those she saw in the theater. In this way, he awakens a sense of guilt in Mrs. Korner, who apologizes to her husband and finally understands to be lucky.
Avainsanat: Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies, Jerome K. Jerome, Faligi