Curse of the Starving Class 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. What does Weston not let Ella do in Act Two?

2. How does Ella describe the way things feel in Act Two?

3. What does Weston smell in Act Two?

4. What car do Taylor and Ella have?

5. What does Emma say Ella is after?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Of all the character transformations in the play, Weston, the patriarch of the story, goes one of the more significant transformations. Describe Weston at the beginning and the end of the play. How does he change? Are Weston's changes for better or worse? How do Weston's changes impact the rest of the characters? Use specific examples from the play in the response.

Essay Topic 2

The lamb Wesley and Weston bring into the house to rid of maggots also plays a significant role in the play. What does the lamb represent? Does the lamb take on different meanings for different characters? Why is the lamb important to the story? Use specific examples from the play in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Each main character in "Curse of the Starving Class" sees the world around them differently. Explore each main character's (Emma, Ella, Wesley and Weston) perception of reality. How are their realities similar? How are they different? How do these conflicting realities create both conflict and resolution in the play? Use specific examples from the play in the response.

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