Changes: A Love Story 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. Why is Esi feeling free and content?

2. What does Ali continually do to Esi?

3. What does Esi see through Ali's gifts?

4. What does Esi tell Ali to do?

5. What does Esi tell Ali when he visits after not doing so for weeks?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Esi is afraid she'll never marry when she is younger and now she is afraid she will be stuck in her marriage.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols found in Changes: A Love Story.

3. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature. What is the purpose of foreshadowing? Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and how it is used to indicate events to come in Changes: A Love Story.

Essay Topic 2

Setting as far as place and time play an important role in Changes: A Love Story. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast several aspects of the setting of that time (late 1900s) from how it would be today. Consider things such as cultural norms/expectations, technology, religion and medicine.

2. Do you think Changes: A Love Story would be different if it were set in the United States? Consider the cultural differences as you discuss the way the story would change is set in the United States.

3. Discuss some of the differences between the United States and Ghana, as far as the relationship between men and women and gender expectations. What are some similarities?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Changes: A Love Story based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Changes: A Love Story is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Changes: A Love Story is a feminist novel with a specific agenda changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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