Bartholomew and the Oobleck Paragraphs 105-109 Summary
Adults are Just Plain Silly
And so, at long last, we get to see all of the adults for what they really are.
In the goofiest manner possible, this passage explores every aspect of adult incompetence. The Royal Cook gets stuck to his cooking ware (though, if he was about to cook a cat, it's probably for the best), the Laundress launders herself, and the fiddlers? All we're going to say is: how will there be fiddling now?
Once again, the word "royal" is peppered throughout this passage in the most absurd and demystifying contexts: Royal Cook, Royal Laundress, Royal Fiddlers, royal fiddles.
To make matters worse, everyone is flopping and floundering throughout all the hubbub. Hardly the picture of regal manners.
Perhaps that's what reminds Bartholomew of the floppiest, most floundery guy of all: the King.