Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are some of Félicité's chores?
2. What particularly bothered Mme. Aubain about the way that Félicité's family behaved?
3. How are the easy chairs in the living room upholstered?
4. What decoration is prominent in Mme. Aubain's bedroom?
5. Where does Félicité first meet Theodore?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mme. Aubain respond to Félicité's reunion with her lost sister?
2. What do we learn about Félicité through her relationship with Theodore?
3. Why do you think Félicité is hurt by people's jokes about Loulou?
4. Why do you think Flaubert has Félicité run all the way to say goodbye to Victor only to miss him at the last?
5. How does the narrator describe the woman to whom Paul is engaged?
6. What objects stand out in Félicité's collection of objects and what relationships can you find between them?
7. Do you think that Félicité's final vision is religious or delusional? Does it matter?
8. Why does Mme. Simon nurse Félicité as she is dying?
9. Describe and provide an analysis of Mme. Aubain's reaction when Félicité tells her that she hasn't heard from Victor in six months.
10. Describe the impression that the narrator gives you of Mme. Aubain's house.
There are several instances of classism in this novel, especially between Mme. Aubain and FÃ©licitÃ©, but also between others; for example, between M. Bourais and FÃ©licitÃ©. Using specific examples from the text, consider the way that the narrator treats these instances and whether or not there is an implicit or overt commentary on the subject. Does the text pass a judgment on classist behavior or is it a straightforward depiction of the existence of classism?
Analyze the symbolism and meaning of FÃ©licitÃ©'s final vision. You should draw on passages from earlier in the novel to interpret the final vision. You should definitely consider the symbolism of the parrot. You might also consider the role that Loulou played in FÃ©licitÃ©'s life, her relationship to religion, her conception of the divine that is receiving her, the procession of Corpus Christi that is occurring as she has her vision, or any other things that you believe to be relevant.
Love is an important theme in "A Simple Heart." How could you argue that love is actually the central subject of this story?
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