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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who hangs up the phone?
2. Whose unit is Wall from?
3. Who bargains over how much Yen will cost?
4. Who is singing in the background in the middle of Act 2, Part 4?
5. Who does Ardell specify didn't grieve over Pavlo's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In Act 2, Part 3, Pavlo is again confronted with a vivid reminder of how destructive war is. The juxtaposition here, between his enthusiasm for killing and the violence he encounters, in terms of what happens to Parham and what happens to him dramatizes even more vividly the discrepancy between what he wants to see and the reality in front of him. In what ways does Pavlo deal with this discrepancy? Would you say it is healthy? Why or why not? Support your thoughts with examples.
Essay Topic 3
Plenty of sides to Pavlo are revealed as the play progresses, but the first to note at this early stage is Pavlo's innocence. Describe how Rabe illustrates Pavlo's innocence with examples to back up your response. How does the fact that Pavlo's innocence seems to remain unaffected by increasingly disturbing situations have the propensity to evoke concern from the audience for Pavlo's welfare as time goes on? Back up your reasoning through citation of examples.
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