Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Mrs. Rachel Lynde who appears in Chapter 1.
She is a small town busybody who sits at her kitchen window surveying all the comings and goings in Avonlea.
2. Describe Matthew Cuthbert and explain why you think he may become a good friend of Anne's.
He is a shy, gentle, awkward man of 60 but he is charmed by Anne's chatter about her romantic impressions of their drive home to Green Gables.
3. How is the reader introduced to Anne's flair for the dramatic in Chapter 3?
Anne falls into despair and fits of emotion declaring it was all too good to be true and she might have known nobody really wanted her. She asks Marilla to call her Cordelia instead of Anne.
4. Describe Anne's first morning at Green Gables.
It's a morning full of sunshine . Outside her window there's a cherry tree in blossom, an apple orchard and purple lilacs. She can't help being delighted by her surroundings.
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