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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the female narrator's neighbor Madan Roger come home with?
2. What does the female narrator say seems to hurt her father's feelings?
3. Which of these statements is true?
4. Who says, "You must love him for this, you must"?
5. Who is Madan Roger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Think about the symbolism of butterflies in the story. How does the image of butterflies evolve? What does this tell us about the events in the story?
Essay Topic 2
Think about the female narrator's relationship with her mother. What parallels do we see in both their lives? How does her mother try and repair the relationship between the narrator and her father? Is she successful?
Essay Topic 3
"This heaven was nothing like I expected. It was at the bottom of the sea. There were starfishes and mermaids all around me. The mermaids were dancing and singing in Latin like the priests do at the cathedral during Mass. You were there with me too, at the bottom of the sea. You were with your family, off to the side. Your father was acting like her was better than everyone else and he was standing in front of the sea cave blocking you from my view. I tried to talk to you, but every time I opened my mouth, water bubbles came out. No sounds."
Consider the narrator's dream. What do you think it means? Pay attention to symbolism, foreshadowing, and imagery.
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