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. Which of the following items is not something Marat blindly seeks in his fever at the beginning of Scene 21?
2. In Scene 18, for what group does Marat say the Revolution was fought?
3. Why do the people love Marat, according to Sade in the beginning of Scene 20?
4. Who separates Duperrat and Corday when the former begins to molest the latter?
5. What does Sade want remembered about himself after his death?
Essay Topic 1
Sade spends much time in the play debating Marat's philosophy, but the ostensible subject of the play-within-the-play is his murder. Write an essay detailing Sade's attitude toward the murder. Does he believe it is a good thing for France? Does he believe Charlotte Corday had a cogent vision for France? Though the prompt requires conjecture, use evidence from the text to defend your position.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the central argument between Sade and Marat. How do they different in regard to the right of private property? The violent overthrow of the aristocracy? The role of the middle class? Does the fact that Sade has written the role of Marat give him an unfair advantage in their dialectical debates?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about the worldview of Duperret and Corday. What do they describe as their ideal nation? How does the Paris of 1793 represent everything that both detest about social engineering? Why do you think this leads Charlotte Corday to take violent action but not Duperret?
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