Short Essay Questions Key
1. How is the Morris dance first described?
The Morris dance is first described as a dance that celebrates life and renewal and that is the counterpart to a second, secret dance that is of equal importance.
2. What happens when one of the Auditors of Reality refers to himself as I at the beginning of the book?
When one of the Auditors of Reality refers to himself as I at the beginning of the book, he is immediately immolated in flame because auditors are forbidden to have a personality.
3. How does the narrator compare two experiences of life with mayflies and pine trees?
The narrator compares two experiences of life with mayflies and pine trees saying that mayflies only live for one day while pine trees measure their lives in thousands of years, but that both species have stories of life, death and afterlife.
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