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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Paris's explanation of his father's death?
2. What is Philip ultimately seeking as he is making his escape and intending to end his life?
3. Where are Paris and his mother moving to?
4. What has Mollie done in the middle of the night?
5. What does Philip recall in response to Paris's outdoor plans for the day?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the time and setting of the play and how the setting has a direct impact on the characters. Name the historical prototypes that are used in the play and describe how the characters represent the time in history in which the play is set. Also, include an analysis of the farmhouse and how it relates to the plot of the play.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the confusion of the character of Mollie in terms of the decision she must make between John and Philip. Why is she is love with John? What does John provide that Philip does not? In what ways is Philip a perfect match for her? In what ways is Philip the wrong person for her to re-marry? Finally, how will her decision affect Paris?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the relationship between Paris and John Tucker. In what was is John becoming a father figure to Paris? In what ways is John different from Philip in his fathering techniques? In what ways is Philip different from John when it comes to fostering Paris's emotional well being. Is John's influence enough to sustain Paris or is Philip's presence necessary to his raising? Use textual evidence to support your findings.
This section contains 330 words
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