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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 does the stage manager say is NOT eternal?

2. What do Emily and Mrs. Gibbs say about the living when George enters the cemetery?

3. What does Mrs. Webb give Emily when she first begins her new life?

4. What does Emily beg her mother to do at the end of the play?

5. What is removed from the stage during George and Emily's wedding?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Fear is a common theme in this play that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Simon Stimson was a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence--however brief--alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Simon had not been in the play at all?

Essay Topic 3

What does Emily learn about herself from her confrontations with George and how do these interaction cause her to change?

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