Short Essay Questions Key
1. Does the author's account of his father reading "The Princess Bride" seem credible to him?
Yes, the author presents an account of his childhood that seems credible when his father reads him "The Princess Bride" as he recovers from pneumonia.
2. What does the author say is the outcome of his father reading "The Princess Bride" to him?
As a result of his father reading "The Princess Bride" to the author when he was a boy, the author becomes obsessed with books.
3. How does Goldman try to connect with his son, Jason, through "The Princess Bride"?
Goldman gives his son, Jason, a copy of "The Princess Bride", hoping to establish a connection with the boy similar to the close relationship he enjoyed with his father years ago.
4. Why does Goldman decide to abridge "The Princess Bride"?
After Goldman gives his son a copy of "The Princess Bride", he discovers that the boy does not read the book. Goldman then takes a closer look at the book and realizes that it is long and difficult to read. He decides to create an abridged version that keeps only the "good parts."
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