Sarah's Key Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Julia and Guillaume make a trip to?

2. How does Gaspard DuFaure characterize Sarah?

3. Who does Mara Rainsferd give Julia contact info for?

4. What is Charla's relation to Bertrand?

5. What does Franck Lévy tell Julia Jaramond about Sarah?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the importance of cultural identity in "Sarah's Key"? Certain characters are persecuted for their purported identities as Jews, but how do characters create or preserve their identities in a positive sense? What does identity add to people's lives? What are they willing to give up to preserve it? How does Judaism, Frenchness, Americanness, etc. figure in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Debate the proposition that the parallel de Rosnay draws between the end of a woman's marriage and the death of a child's little brother in the Holocaust is offensive and demeaning to the experience of those who died in Europe in the 1940s. Or is it a way of honoring the depth of human emotion?

Essay Topic 3

What are the traits that distinguish characters like Gaspard DuFaure, William Rainsferd and Julia Jaramond from the others? How do these characters typically get along with the others? What allows them to take things seriously that the other characters do not want to talk about?

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