Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the setting of Scene 1.
Scene 1 is set in the hotel room in a fancy hotel in Havana, Cuba. Madame Rosepettle is ordering the bellboys around the room as they try to determine where to set the coffin.
2. How does Madame Rosepettle treat the bellboys in Scene 1?
Madame Rosepettle treats the bellboys very poorly in Scene 1. She is rude, berating, and treats them like servants.
3. Describe the interaction between the third bellboy and Madame Rosepettle.
The third bellboy stands up to Madame Rosepettle and tells her that he doesn't appreciate being yelled at by Madame Rosepettle. This does not seem to phase Madame Rosepettle.
4. How does the author present Jonathan's character in Scene 1?
Jonathan is presented as a passive, weak character in Scene 1 who follows his mother around and does whatever she tells him to do.
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