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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does David know will happen to him when he runs?
2. What condition to go on living does David believe he forgot when he met Maria?
3. What does David start to believe he is?
4. How many variations of beautiful are there, to David?
5. What do the parents note about David's speech?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, David makes the attempt to "win" over those around him, including the guards, and those who are cruel to him. Locate at least two of these circumstances. What is the situation? Why does David feel the need to "win" against these individuals? What does this say about David, as a person? Do you think David's actions make him petty, or righteous? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the symbol of kings, and the freedom their presence enables, with the references to "THEM" who, in David's mind, represent and embody oppression and control. Be sure to include any relevant information from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, "the man" comes to symbolize all things evil and cruel in the world. By the end of the novel, however, it is revealed that "the man" is likely the reason David is alive. Analyze this character in depth. Who is he? How did he treat David? Why did he treat him as he did? What is revealed about him toward the end of the novel? How did he actually help David? Why did he help David? What does this say about David's concept of what is bad?
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