Short Essay Questions Key
1. What are the circumstances of Marina's first romantic liaison with Demon?
The circumstances of Marina's first romantic liaison with Demon are during a play. Demon makes a bet and sneaks backstage, where he makes love to her between two scenes.
2. What do Demon think of Marina's career as an actress?
Demon dislikes Marina's career as an actress. He thinks her ability is mediocre and wants her to quit the stage. He won't marry her if she doesn't quit acting.
3. How does Aqua kill herself?
Aqua kills herself by stealing medications in a mental institution. She acquires a large amount of various medicines and then, pretending to be recovering, gets taken out on a picnic. She steals away, hides in a gully, writes a note, and takes the pills.
4. How does Van first see Ada?
Van first meets Ada as he returns from his walk upon arriving at his aunt's home. His aunt and Ada are arriving home, and Ada is carrying wild flowers.
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