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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Herzog seeing while he was married to Daisy?
2. What makes Herzog nervous?
3. What did Himmelstein tell Herzog he would have to do if he went to court?
4. Of what does Valentine remind Herzog?
5. Who does Herzog name executor and guardian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Madeleine is another character that also undergoes a change in the novel. Compare and contrast Madeleine's character and personality from when she first met Herzog as the "other woman," to when she divorces Herzog, to her encounter with Herzog at the police station in Chicago. Use specific examples in the text.
Essay Topic 2
Herzog is not faithful to either of his wives, having affairs behind both of their backs. Yet when Madeleine has an affair with Valentine, Herzog is outraged. Explore why Herzog believes his affairs with other women are okay and should be tolerated, while Madeleine's affair is cause for divorce. What is Herzog's reasoning behind each of his affairs (with Sono, Madeleine while he was with Daisy, and Wanda, among others)? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
The beginning and ending scenes/chapters of the novel mirror each other. Compare and contrast the opening chapter of Herzog with the last chapter. How is this technique relevant to the story? Why has the author decided to take this approach?
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