Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the doctor live?

2. With whom does the Judge turn up?

3. What does the little boy offer to sell the Judge?

4. How many men does the Glanton gang lose in the fight?

5. Where is the man brutally murdered?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What comparisons can be drawn between Samuel Chamberlain's My Confession and Blood Meridian? Which is the more accurate account and why? Why does McCarty uses Chamberlain's novel as a reference point?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the impact of good and evil within our culture. Have representations of good and evil had a negative impact on society? Does the division of good and evil make things seem simpler than what they are? Does McCarthy subvert any ideas of good and evil in Blood Meridian?

Essay Topic 3

Blood Meridian is part of the Western genre.

1) What are the conventions of the Western genre in terms of character, language and plot?

2) In what way has Blood Meridian helped to set the template for similar novels? Do modern novels still use the ideas used in Blood Meridian?

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