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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a Vietnamese do to Pavlo as he is standing with Parham's body?
2. What does Pavlo say while he is dying?
3. Who does Brisbey talk about throwing a robe off the end of a boat?
4. What do the two Vietname steal from Parham?
5. What does Ardell say Pavlo can do after getting two wounds?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify, connect, and examine all elements of foreshadowing you can find in this play, not excluding these subjects: A) Pavlo's death (2x's) B) Pavlo's failure with women C) Pavlo's helplessness. Combine all moments of foreshadowing and use them to make your own opinions about Rabe's style and use of foreshadowing.
Essay Topic 2
As the collage takes shape, we see how Pavlo joined the army in order to define himself, and we see how Pavlo ends, with a defined identity as a dead soldier. Using the platform of Rabe's anti-war sentiments that run throughout this play, explore how Rabe's choice to expose Pavlo's death so early on in the play creates an even more powerful statement against the fortunes of war.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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