Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dorotea say Susana does, "even when she is alive"?
2. What is the name of don Pedro's lawyer?
3. What is in the mine where Bartolomé sends Susana?
4. Where does Father Rentería go on his walk after Miguel's death?
5. What does Dorotea tell Juan she sees?
Sorrow is seen as an omnipresent and necessary part of life in Comala. Explain the characters' experience of sorrow in each of the following examples:
- Susana's mourning of Florencio
- Dorotea's sorrow over her unborn child
- Pedro's mourning over Susana
- Abundio's mourning over his wife
What are the consequences of each of these losses? How does the sorrow affect the lives of the ones left living? Would you agree that sorrow is necessary in life? Why or why not?
As Juan Preciado explains when he realizes that he is being haunted, "I don't know. I see things and people where you may not see anything." The people of Comala are literally being haunted by the ghosts of the dead, but the novel also shows how the characters are figuratively haunted by memories of their past, by their regrets and by the actions of other. Select at least three of the following characters and explain what memories they are haunted by:
- Father Rentería
- Donis' sister
The love relationships between the characters in the novel are depicted both positively and negatively. For each of the following relationships, explain whether you think it is a positive or negative depiction of romantic love:
- Donis and his sister
- Susana and Florencio
- Dolores and Pedro
- Susana and Pedro
- Abundio and his wife
What do you think Rulfo is trying to say about romantic love based on his description of these relationships? Do you think he believes in the power of romantic love to provide solace in people's lives? Why or why not?
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