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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Wesley say is lost?
2. What does Wesley tell Emma to do in Act Two?
3. What is Wesley doing at the beginning of Act Two?
4. How does Weston describe Wesley in Act Two?
5. How does Wesley describe Taylor?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the meaning of the title, "Curse of the Starving Class". How is the title relevant to the story's plot? What predictions can the reader make previous to reading the play based on the title? What deeper meaning does the title assume? Use specific examples from the play in the response.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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