The Razor's Edge Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What city in Spain does Larry visit?

2. What does he order Elliott not to do?

3. What does Isabel say she sacrificed?

4. What is Hakim's?

5. Who does Ganesha say is the only guru?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Razor's Edge is a famous book which has greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book written after The Razor's Edge that you think was influenced by the novel and discuss there similarities in terms of

a) plot

b) character

c) themes

Essay Topic 2

The novel is set mostly in Paris.

1) What meaning does Paris bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in Paris?

2) How different do you think today's Paris is to the Paris in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's Paris?

3) How do you think the Paris settings of the novel contributes to the novel's spiritual meaning?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the novel's dialogue. How does Maugham's dialogue contribute to the following areas:

1) Character

2) Setting

3) Plot

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