Harlot's Ghost 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. Who does Harry's father ask him to stay away from?

2. Who does Harvey think is acting as an agent of the Kennedy's?

3. What does Harry spend his time monitoring while in Miami?

4. What does Harry try to warn his father about in Part V, Chapter fifteen?

5. Who does the stewardess break up with in Part V, Chapter twenty, after he tries to introduce a third woman into their sexual relationship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author gives many details about Harry's background through description and through the use of flashbacks. Explore the use of flashbacks in narrative writing and analyze those used in the novel "Harlot's Ghost". How do the use of flashbacks help to develop the character? Are the flashbacks used in the story important for its development? Would the reader like more flashbacks to learn even more about the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Harry's life in Part II, Chapters 11 - 16, is dominated by strong male figures, the most important of which are Harlot and Harvey. Analyze the characters of Harlot and Harvey, examining how they dominate Harry's life. How is Harry beginning to orchestrate his seeming independence from Harvey? How do Hugh's clam that the agency functions as "soldiers of God" fall in line with Harry succumbing to the morals of a patriarchy? How have the both shaped Harry as a man?

Essay Topic 3

"Harlot's Ghost" is the story Harry Hubbard's adventures in the CIA and life. Throughout the book, he goes through tremendous changes and is no longer that same person as he was at the beginning of his life. Explore the theme of coming of age, and analysis the changes in Harry's character throughout the novel. What does coming of age mean? How did meeting Kittredge change Harry's life? How have Harry's ideals and goals changed throughout his life? What has Harry learned about himself and life?

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