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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the new husband's father ask for a blessing?
2. Valentin cannot focus on the story because _____________.
3. What does the Warden call Molina while on the phone with someone?
4. "How could you leave then, when love was __________!"
5. Both of the men agree they feel __________.
Essay Topic 1
In the end, it seems Molina and Valentin switch their original roles in order to become better men for each other.
Part 1: Describe the character of Molina at the beginning of the story. What does he believe in?
Part 2: Describe the character of Valentin at the beginning of the story. What does he believe in?
Part 3: What does Molina believe in the end of the story? What does Valentin do at the end of the story? How have they both changed?
Essay Topic 2
The theme of desire is another larger idea in this story, with both men desiring things outside of their cell as well as within their cell.
Part 1: What are Molina's desires at the beginning of the story?
Part 2: What are Valentin's desires at the beginning of the story?
Part 3: How do the desires of the men change as the story progresses? Are some desires different? Or are desires simply added to their lives?
Essay Topic 3
Women do not seem to play a large role in the story, being relegated only to the maternal role and to the person Valentin continues his fight for.
Part 1: Who are the female characters in this story? What is their relationship to the main characters of the dialogue?
Part 2: Do the female characters seem stronger or weaker than the male characters? Why did you choose the answer you did?
Part 3: What does Puig seem to be saying about the female gender?
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