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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 take as a keepsake from among Virginie's things?
2. Who commits suicide?
3. Who is opposed to the idea of Virginie attending a boarding school?
4. What color is Virginie's grave stone?
5. What does Félicité do after Virginie goes to school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
FÃ©licitÃ©'s relationship with Theodore seems relatively minor in the context of the overall narrative. Why do you think Flaubert chose to include it? How does knowing that about FÃ©licitÃ© alter our perception of her throughout the rest of the story? You should discuss at least three ways in which our perception of FÃ©licitÃ© is affected by her failed relationship with Theodore.
Essay Topic 2
The scene of FÃ©licitÃ©'s death juxtaposes her personal experience and a very public religious celebration. Consider why Flaubert chose to represent her death in this context. How does the procession impact the way we read and understand FÃ©licitÃ©'s passing?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Mme. Aubain and FÃ©licitÃ©'s reactions to Virginie's death. How do their reactions fit in with their characters in general?
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