|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Essay Topic 1
From the beginning the author portrays Leonce Pontellier in a negative light. But is he a truly a bad or evil person? Or is he just being the typical traditional southern man? Does he believe that he is being unfair or mean toward Edna?
Essay Topic 2
When Edna and Dr. Mandelet leave the Ratignolle house (Chapter 38), the doctor says "It seems to me my dear child, you seem to me to be in trouble." Although he does not ask her what is bothering her, he offers to hear her out and help her. He also believes that he knows what is troubling her. Could he have saved her if she had let him?
Essay Topic 3
As the story progresses, Edna chooses independence over marriage. Did she do the right thing? What, if anything, did she lose? What did she gain?
This section contains 757 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)