I want to believe that Benedict doesn’t want to have tea with Martin not because he thinks he’s a loser, but because he knows how bad he reacts with famous people and he doesn’t want Martin to get hurt.
The Poor Captain.
PS: The composition and theme is inspired from The Poor Poet, by Carl Spitzweg. As soon as I saw the painting, with the dingy attic, tiny poet who was nevertheless determined to follow his dream at all costs to living conditions, I thought, “Wow, that is familiar”. Hence, this piece!