State of Wonder Short Essay - Answer Key

Ann Patchett
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1. Who is Anders Eckman and what does Marina just learn about him?

Marina Singh learns about the death of her coworker, Anders Eckman. Marina and Anders, father of three, have shared an office space for over seven years.

2. What does the letter from Dr. Swenson say about Anders Eckman?

The letter from Dr. Swenson says little, other than Anders died of a fever, and was buried in the jungle.

3. Who is Mr. Fox and how does he react to the news about Anders Eckman?

Mr. Fox is the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Vogel in which Marina works and is also Marina's lover. Fox laments that he should not have sent Eckman to the jungle, and Marina reminds him he didn't realize the danger.

4. What happens when Marina and Fox go to talk with Karen Eckman?

Mr. Fox and Marina travel to the home of Karen Eckman to give her the news. At first, Karen attempts to talk Mr. Fox into sending Anders home, but eventually, Marina finds the courage to explain about Anders death. Mr. Fox, unable to deal with the emotional situation, says little, although he does comfort Karen.

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