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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is John's profession of an architect a metaphor of?
2. What does Philip consider the power of love to be?
3. How does Mollie describe the memory of Philip?
4. Why does Mother Lovejoy want to hire a limousine for Mollie?
5. What does Paris confess and confirm that Philip wanted to do with Paris the morning he left?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the Man versus Society conflict that is created through the character of Philip and his doomed and fated career as a writer. How is society at fault, or at partial fault for Philip's demise? Could Philip have turned his life around, despite the societal ramifications? Include the sanatorium, the failed marriage, the failed writing career - all of which put Philip in poor social standing. Explain your answer by using examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
The allure of security is a driving force in the plot development of The Square Root of Wonderful. How important is security in a marriage or relationship in the present day? How important was the role of security in a marriage or relationship in the 1950s? Discuss how love and marriage differ in terms of needs and desires now versus then, weaving in security and safety in your response.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the tone and mood of The Square Root of Wonderful. What does the authors attitude imply? Discuss the elements of pessimism, optimism, earnestness, bitterness, joy, and seriousness that are embedded in the play. Discuss the choice of objects, details, images, and words that contribute to the mood of a play. Explain your answer by using specific scenes and characters.
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