Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is happening between two characters at the start of the play when the first scene begins?
During the first scene, Carol is welcomed into Bernie's apartment for their first visit together.
2. What does Bernie say that he wants to offer Carol when they are meeting, but he cannot because of his new life?
Bernie says that he wants to offer Carol a drink, but since he's in AA, he does not and cannot.
3. What does Bernie say when Carol compliments him on how he looks as they meet for one of the first times?
Bernie says that no one else is going to take care of him if he doesn't do it himself, except maybe the VA.
4. Who is the other person besides himself that took care of Bernie, according to Bernie's recollection?
Bernie says that another friend got him a good job in a restaurant to help him out and to take care of Bernie.
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