Short Essay Questions Key
1. What are some examples of metaphors and/or similes from the opening of Jitterbug Perfume?
The opening of Jitterbug Perfume includes many metaphors. The author compares the beet to other vegetables while claiming that beets are more intense, melancholy, and serious. "The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime," is one example of Robbins' use of metaphor. As for simile, Robbins writes the following: "Her feet were as red as newborn mice."
2. How many storylines are established in Jitterbug Perfume? What are the settings of each?
There are four primary plots in Jitterbug Perfume. One follows King Alobar in ancient Bohemia around the eleventh century. The other storylines take place in modern day Paris, Seattle and New Orleans.
3. Describe the character of Priscilla. What is her profession? What is her education?
Priscilla is described as a "genius waitress." She is attractive and in her twenties and works waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant in Seattle. She studied chemistry for one year in college and her principle goal is to recreate the perfect perfume, which is found in a blue bottle.
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