Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Book 1, Rabelais & His World : Chapter 1, Foreward
1. What is Bakhtin's general idea about the purpose of art?
2. How does Bakhtin get around the prohibition of certain kinds of satire and irony in his own time?
3. How is Bakhtin's book "double-voiced," as Michael Holquist asserts it is?
4. What was Bakhtin's relationship with the Russian Union of Writers?
Short Essay Question - Book 1, Rabelais & His World : Chapter 2, Prologue & Introduction
5. What is the underlying nature of all of Rabelais' images?
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