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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 do after Virginie goes to school?
2. Why does Félicité feel it is wrong for Mme. Aubain to die before her?
3. Who tells Félicité that the house is for sale?
4. What does Félicité finally die of?
5. What remedy was attempted to relieve Mme. Aubain's difficulty breathing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the symbolic significance of the parrot? Review the parrots role in the story and create an argument that describes how the parrot functions symbolically in "A Simple Heart." As always, be sure to include specific examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Consider FÃ©licitÃ©'s relationship with her sister and her sister's family. Taking into account both their treatment of her and hers of them, what do FÃ©licitÃ©'s relationships with her family tell us about her character? Be sure to include her relationships with both Victor and her sister.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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