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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Helen have to be able to do in order to analyze literature?
2. What did C's letters to Richard contain?
3. What does Richard teach Helen to do?
4. Where does Lentz take Richard?
5. What does Richard realize Helen is able to distinguish?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How are Richard's and Helen's experiences parallel, insofar as Richard struggled with Dutch, and struggled to find a language he and C. could speak together in their relationship, and Helen struggles to generate analysis of literature? How are they similar? How are they different?
Essay Topic 2
As Richard recalls his time with C., he also makes advances toward Diana and A. If "Galatea 2.2" is a book about getting over a lover, what does Richard Powers suggest as the best method? Does he ultimately WANT to get over C.?
Essay Topic 3
Helen ultimately shuts herself down because she is not adjusted to the real world, just the world of literature and Richard's personality. To what extent is this an allegory for machines and even for modern human culture? Are people today in the same position as Helen?
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