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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bingo wake Bertie up with before his tea?
2. How does Tuppy plan to woo his opera singer?
3. Who is Comrade Butt?
4. Why does Bertie put up with Bingo's constant shenanigans?
5. Who is Bingo in love with in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A protagonist is one who undergoes some change. Jeeves is a fully formed and never-changing character, so it follows that Bertie must be the protagonist in the book.
What changes does Bertie undergo? What is Bertie's story line? What challenges does he face? How does Bertie overcome the challenges? Is he a true protagonist? Does he have any real shift of perception, or is he simply a one-dimensional comic figure?
Essay Topic 2
Inherent in P.G. Wodehouse's work is the class system that existed in England (and still exists to some extent). The humor of Bertie and Jeeves is partly based on the absurdity of class. Bertie is clearly the lesser man, yet, in the English system, he has power over a man like Jeeves.
Describe the class system by using examples from the book. Where does the humor lie in the relationship between employer and servant? Why does it make us laugh when Jeeves is clearly the greater mind and man?
Essay Topic 3
What are the types of men who are in these stories? What stock characters surround Bertie and Jeeves? Do you see categories? Or are the men more individualistic than the female characters are? Discuss several of the male characters, and analyze them in terms of their effect upon Bertie.
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