Mrs Gould refers to the human emotion; Charles to the physical depletion.

In the flow of the conversation it is easy to overlook the significant fact that this statement begins Charles Gould's classic speech. In a sense all the ideology behind capitalist colonialism boils down to the simple human reaction of exasperation at being robbed. Certainly this is true of Charles Gould's own ideology, and later when much of it has been stripped away he will be left with the admission that he himself "did not like to be robbed." Psychologically, there is also the sense in which Charles Gould has been "robbed" of his father.