Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why did Robert Cohn take up boxing while attending Princeton?
He started boxing because it helped him deal with the Antisemitism attitude of the other students. It made him feel better if he could knock out the people who were insulting to him.
2. Explain why Robert Cohn marries the first girl who is nice to him after he graduates from Princeton.
He marries her because he is very self-conscious, shy, and race conscious. He is thankful to get the attention of any girl.
3. Cohn divorces after five years of marriage and another woman takes control of his life. Who is this woman and what does she expect to get from Cohn?
Her name is Frances. She hopes to become successful in Cohn's magazine, "Review of the Arts". When that doesn't work out, she decides they should marry.
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