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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Larry due to marry?
2. To whom does Elliott leave his house, his apartment, his paintings and his furniture?
3. During what time of year does Maugham go to the Riviera?
4. Who does Maugham visit at the Riviera?
5. What does Isabel say she sacrificed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Maugham's life. In what way do you think his life and personality are reflected in the book?
Essay Topic 2
In 1984, The Razor's Edge was made into a famous film noir film starring Bill Murray. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant forty years later? Do you think the ideas are timeless and universal? Why do you think, in the film, Larry went to Tibet and not India?
Essay Topic 3
Look at the novel's characterization. How well drawn do you think Maugham's characters are? Select one of the minor characters such as Mrs.Bradley and discuss how much you know about her background. In what ways does Maugham provide the reader with information about that character?
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