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 Félicité suspect might be the cause of Loulou's death?

2. What stubborn trait does Loulou have that amazes Félicité?

3. What news does Félicité receive in a letter that Mme. Aubain reads to her?

4. What does Félicité consider doing shortly after she gets Loulou back?

5. Whose debts does Mme. Aubain pay off?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the tone of the narrator in this story. Does the narrative guide your interpretations of events or is it a neutral voice? If you argue that it does, how? If you argue that it doesn't, how does it avoid commentary?

Essay Topic 2

Consider the relationship between Félicité and Mme. Aubain. The culminating event in their relationship is, of course, the moment of embrace and equality, but several other things happen between them that helps to place each of them in a certain relationship to the world around them. Write an essay that considers the way that Félicité and Mme. Aubain's relationship helps to ground each of them in a clear relationship to their world. Some details you might want to look at are Mme. Aubain's treatment of Félicité's actual family and Félicité's sense that it was wrong for Mme. Aubain to die before she did.

Essay Topic 3

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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