Lady Windermere's Fan Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Augustus try to prevent Windemere from leaving Lord Darlington's house?

2. Augustus is happy to leave England because:

3. What does Lord Windemere assume about the presence of his wife's fan in Darlington's rooms?

4. What is Mrs. Erlynne's excuse for visiting Lady Windemere?

5. Why does Lady Windemere regret her decision to go to Darlington's house?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters in Wilde's play might be defined as selfless and selfish at different times. Write an essay in which you:

1) Define any character as essentially selfless or selfish in the play, 2) Determine Wilde's message about selfless and selfish behavior in the play, or 3) Compare and contrast any two characters in the play, identifying one as selfish and the other as selfless. Be sure to use the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Considering the motif of "good" and "bad" in Wilde's play, write an essay in which you discuss:

1) Which characters are "good" or "bad" women, 2) Which characters are "good" or "bad" men, or 3) Which characters cannot be do not qualify as either "good" or "bad."

Essay Topic 3

Consider the motif of loyalty explored in the play. Write an essay in which you:

1) Define at least three characters as loyal or disloyal, 2) Explore Wilde's message about loyalty in the play, or 3) Explore one character's actions and describe them as either loyal or disloyal.

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