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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is an aside spoken directly to when performed onstage?
2. Who is the plaintiff?
3. What is the Count planning to do just as Suzanne believes the marriage should go ahead as planned?
4. What do Suzanne, Figaro, and all the others do in the presence of the Count pleading for the Count's mercy?
5. What do the asides expose in the characters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how the play's theme of "love conquers desire" is shown throughout the play. Name the scenes in which the theme is most acutely shown. Include several textual examples and provide analysis.
Essay Topic 2
From what Point of View is THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO written? How does this particular Point of View effect the characters, plot, and theme? Is this type of Point of View effective? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the roles of Suzanne and Marceline in their individual relationships with Figaro. What are similar characteristics that they share? What are their opposing characteristics? How do the specific character traits of Suzanne and Marceline affect their relationship with Figaro?
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