Short Essay Questions Key
1. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?
The scene that is portrayed in the Prologue is Frank Mackey waiting just up the street from his house for his girlfriend, Rosie Daley.
2. What is the outcome of the short vignette?
Frank believes Rosie is having difficulty slipping away, so he eventually goes into the abandoned house at Number 16, wondering if Rosie had gotten the plans confused. There he doesn't find Rosie but does find a note that seems to indicate that she's changed her mind about leaving with him. Frank leaves the note behind and walks away.
3. What does the reader learn about Frank in the opening to Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, the reader learns that Frank is an officer in the Undercover Unit of the Dublin Police Department. He is divorced and says that his ex-wife, Olivia, finally had the sense to kick him out. He lives in an apartment on the Quays and spends every weekend with his daughter, Holly.
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