Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Anodos awaken a little disoriented the day after his twenty-first birthday?
Anodos is disoriented when he wakes up the day after his twenty-first birthday because of the unusual events which occurred on his birthday. On his birthday, when Anodos opens the secretary desk he inherited from his father, a small woman who says she is his grandmother appears from a secret compartment in the desk. The small woman says that he will find the entrance to Fairy Land on the next day. When Anodos awakens, it is the day on which he is to find the entrance to Fairy Land.
2. A small woman granting wishes, secret compartments, and fairy godmothers are typical of what genre of literature?
A small woman granting wishes, secret compartments, and fairy godmothers are typical of the genre of fantasy or fairy tales.
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