Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the character of Carol. What does she wear? How old is she?
2. Describe the set of Orpheus Descending.
3. In what time and place is Orpheus Descending set?
4. Compare the characters Val and Sheriff Talbott. How are they alike? How are they different?
5. What story does Beulah tell about Lady's father?
6. Why have the women come to the store in the beginning of the play?
7. Describe Jabe's appearance upon returning from the hospital.
8. Describe the character of Lady. How old is she? Who is she married to?
9. How do the stage directions describe Val? What is he wearing?
10. How and why did Val end up in town?
11. What does Carol try to convince Val to help her with? Why?
12. What does Carol describe "jooking" as?
13. How does Carol describe herself to Val?
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