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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Hakeswill doing during the battles?
2. What do the British do when the French artillery begins?
3. What does Sharpe hope to do after the first French attack?
4. What does Sharpe insist on with Farthingdale?
5. What British unit finally shows up at Andradro?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the convent due to Harper's actions?
2. What do the French do the day after they take the convent? How does Sharpe view his situation?
3. What do the British leaders do on Christmas?
4. What happens to Hakeswill when the French arrive?
5. What does Sharpe capture first at the castle and how does he do it?
6. What happens at the convent after the British abandon it?
7. What do the British do when they capture the castle and what do some of Pot-au-Fea's men do?
8. Where do the French concentrate their artillery fire and why? What is the British response?
9. What is Hakeswill's ultimate fate?
10. Why doesn't the French take the castle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze one major theme of Sharpe's Enemy. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Sharpe's Enemy. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?
3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in Sharpe's Enemy? Which theme in Sharpe's Enemy speaks to you the most in your life? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Sharpe's Enemy is one book in a series of novels involving Richard Sharpe. Discuss the following.
1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.
3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 3
The evidence of murder, torture, and mass rape is throughout the convent. Sharpe watches a woman being tortured by being branded on her breasts with a red-hot iron. The Elsewhere women are systematically tortured in sexually stylistic ways.
1. Present and analyze the treatment of women in Sharpe's Enemy.
2. Cornwell is trying to be historically accurate, so is his treatment of women in his book(s) justified? Why or why not?
3. Is there any way Cornwell could have presented women in a more positive light and still stayed historically accurate? Explain.
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