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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The next morning the narrator begins to feel
2. As the narrator considers her predicament, she decides that perhaps the searchers
3. The narrator feels the misunderstood face what two possibilities?
4. While she searches, who arrives by boat?
5. The narrator describes the child inside her as
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Henri Cartier-Bresson said, "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy." Consider the connotations of the words "capture" and "mastering" in Cartier-Bresson's quote and compare his statement to David and the narrator's contrasting views on David's film, Random Samples.
Essay Topic 2
The narrator of Atwood's novel includes many details on the food she either serves her guests or consumes herself. Write an essay in which you discuss the significance of the mealtimes, food, or consumptive habits stressed in the novel. Consider Atwood's purpose in including these details.
Essay Topic 3
The narrator in Atwood's novel remains nameless throughout. Consider the idea that, "Some people think that if they change the names of things, the things themselves will have changed, too." How does the narrator's namelessness contribute to any of Atwood's messages in the novel?
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