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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what does Valentine remind Herzog?
2. Why is Herzog's father angry at him?
3. What did the policemen find on Herzog?
4. Where does Herzog see June?
5. What does his anger make Herzog feel capable of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Madeleine is one of the main characters of the story. While most of what the reader knows about Madeleine is through Herzog, the reader also sees Madeleine in action during the confrontation at the police station. Herzog believes that Madeleine is paranoid and mentally unstable. Why does he think this? Is Madeleine really unstable or does Herzog conveniently see her that way? What events support or contradict Herzog's views of Madeleine's personality and character? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 7, Herzog says, "I go after reality with language." What does he mean by this statement? How does this statement reflect the themes of the novel? How does the epistolary structure and point of view support his statement? Do you agree or disagree with Herzog's comment? Is he really pursuing reality or something else? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
A theme in the novel is the idea of redemption. How does the story highlight this idea? How does the story move towards redemption? What do the main characters do to complete the task of attaining redemption? Use specific examples from the text.
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