Thinking about the Text

Answer these questions.

“At last a sympathetic audience.”
(i) Who says this?
(ii) Why does he say it?
(iii) Is he sarcastic or serious?

(i) Gerrard said the given line.
(ii) He said so because the intruder had asked him to talk about himself.
(iii) He was being sarcastic. The audience, i.e., the intruder was in no ways sympathetic. In fact, he told Gerard, at gunpoint, to talk about himself so that he could use the information to further his own interests.