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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Pavlo kick Wall?
2. What does Towers say that it is the soldiers' job to do?
3. What does Pavlo claim Kress did while in the middle of a fight with him?
4. What does Pavlo say he is happy about in relation to the bodies?
5. What does Pavlo feel about having assaulted Wall?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pavlo's experience with Brisbey is the first of several confrontations Pavlo has with the harsh realities of war and army life. Our journey as audience members is the same as his. We are confronted with graphically portrayed images of the bodies and perspectives of soldiers and civilians alike are mutilated beyond repair, even destroyed, by the way militaristic attitudes teach those willing to believe that violence is not a means to an end, but an end unto itself.
Expand upon the other ways by which Rabe devises his anti-war message to the audience, using examples to back up your thoughts.
Essay Topic 2
How are the play's three central elements - style, character, and theme - introduced vividly and succinctly in the opening scenes of this play? Conversely, what form of plot has Rabe employed, and what effect does it have on the audience? Use examples from the book to explain your thoughts, giving a clear outline of the chosen style of plot line.
Essay Topic 3
We see how both aspects to Pavlo's character, his innocence and his fear of helplessness, lead him to a re-definition of identity. Explain this is a thematically relevant aspect to his story using examples from the play.
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