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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does June call Valentine?
2. What did Herzog's father threaten to do to him?
3. Who says, "I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed"?
4. Who says, "Every treasure is guarded by dragons"?
5. Who warns Madeleine to stay away from Herzog?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Herzog is father to two children - Marco and June. Describe his paternal relationship with each of his children. How is Herzog's father role similar or different to the role his father played in Herzog's life? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
The story uses three different points of view: Herzog as a first person narrator, the epistolary view (Herzog's letters), and the third person, in which the reader is allowed to know what Herzog is thinking. How do these three points of view help or hurt the story? How do the various viewpoints provide information to the reader? Explore how each point of view impacts the novel. Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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