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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is opposed to the idea of Virginie attending a boarding school?
2. How does the narrator describe Félicité's room?
3. Why does Félicité run ten miles in her clogs?
4. What task does Félicité perform for Paul?
5. Why does Félicité feel it is wrong for Mme. Aubain to die before her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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 FÃ©licitÃ©'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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