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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Fabu feel after Félicité speaks to him?
2. Who leaves town after Virginie dies?
3. What causes Félicité to catch tonsillitis?
4. What does Paul's wife do with Mme. Aubain's home and belongings?
5. Who does Mme. Aubain dream of after Virignie's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Love is an important theme in "A Simple Heart." How could you argue that love is actually the central subject of this story?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the story, FÃ©licitÃ© assumes a maternal role in several of her relationships. The most prominent examples are Virginie, Victor, and Loulou, but there are, arguably, other examples. Choose at least three people (or animals) that FÃ©licitÃ© develops a maternal affection for and compare them. How does this comparison reflect on FÃ©licitÃ©? Does there seem to be a larger message implicit in this theme?
Essay Topic 3
When FÃ©licitÃ© is on her way to ship Loulou to the taxidermist, she is struck in the face with a whip. How does her reaction to this event mirror her behavior in other parts of the story? You should discuss at least three specific examples from the text.
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