Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is significant about Hill House?
Hill House is a house that has been associated with suicide, lawsuits, and general tragedy. Some believe Hill House is haunted.
2. Who is Dr. Montague?
Dr. Montague is a college professor who is passionate about paranormal research. Dr. Montague hopes to become a authority in paranormal studies and to outshine other paranormal researchers.
3. Who is Eleanor Vance? Why is she chosen for Dr. Montague's project?
Eleanor Vance is a young woman who once had an experience with a poltergeist in which rocks rained down on her childhood home. This is why she is chosen for Dr. Montague's project, because he believes her to be sensitive to the paranormal. Eleanor spent eleven years nursing her dying mother and now lives with a sister who dislikes her and only puts up with her because she feels she has no choice.
4. Who is Luke Sanderson?
Luke Sanderson is a member of the family who owns Hill House. Luke is rumored to be a lady's man and a coward. Luke is chosen to be a part of this project because of his connection to the family and because his aunt wants him occupied for the summer.
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