Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Breathing Lessons the story of?
Breathing Lessons is the story of Maggie and Ira Moran and the struggle for extraordinary moments in their quite commonplace marriage.
2. What is the time frame of the novel?
The novel takes place in one day. This makes the story extremely interesting to the reader. Much happens during this one day in the two characters' lives.
3. Why is the couple traveling out of town?
They are attending a funeral for Serena's husband, Max. Maggie and Serena have been best friends since childhood. Maggie is extremely sad to hear the news.
4. Who has passed away?
Serena's husband, Max. The author does not go into detail as to whether they were close friends or not.
5. What sets them back from leaving on time?
Their car has been in the shop for some time. Luckily, Ira gets the car in time to drive it to the funeral. Maggie had been worried that they would not be able to attend.
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