Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Introduction through Editor' Preface
1. What was Choderlos de Laclos' position in society? Describe his family life.
2. What were Laclos' general views on politics and gender relations?
3. What was the general response to _Les Liaisons Dangereuses_ in the 20th century?
4. What defines or designates the "libertine" literary tradition?
5. What does the author of the Introduction say is particularly engaging about Laclos' use of the epistolary form?
6. What does the author of the Introduction say about potential political messages of social commentary...
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