A Simple Heart Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Paul decide to do after he gets a job in the Registry Office?

2. How does the narrator describe Félicité's room?

3. What is Félicité's response to Virginie receiving her first communion?

4. Who comes by to chop wood and draw water for Félicité?

5. How does Fabu feel after Félicité speaks to him?

Essay Topics

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

When Félicité 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.

Essay Topic 3

The procession of Corpus Christi recurs in this story and is a critical aspect of the imagery in the final chapter. In what ways does the significance of this particular celebration relate to the important themes in this story? You should definitely consider how it might mirror Félicité's understanding of religion, but you may also consider and discuss any other relationships that strike you. Be sure to refer to specific examples from the text in your analysis.

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