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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Félicité finally die of?
2. What happens when Paul visits his mother?
3. Why does Félicité think that her illness makes sense?
4. Who tells Félicité that the house is for sale?
5. What do the boys in town do to Colmiche?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In this text, the sacred is frequently paired with the worldly. This is certainly true in FÃ©licitÃ©'s room and in her religious impressions, but there are also traces of it elsewhere. Where else can you see this mix of the religious and the secular? What do you think Flaubert might have meant by it? Be sure to support your analysis with specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Flaubert is a critical figure in the literary movement called Realism, in which authors attempted to tell a story that mimics life as it actually is. To what extent is "A Simple Heart" realistic? Is FÃ©licitÃ© a realistic character? In what ways would you answer yes and in what ways no? Do you think that realism is an attainable goal for a piece of literature?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the deaths of Victor and Virginie. What does each mean to FÃ©licitÃ©? In what ways are the events the same and in what ways are they different? Why do you think that both deaths are included? What is the thematic impact of having these two deaths so close together that mirror each other in several critical ways?
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