Short Essay Answer Key
1. How is Marcel expelled from his school at the beginning of the book?
Marcel is expelled from his school at the beginning of the book because he goes to Juliet Mercier, the mother of a famous writer named Christophe Mercier, to see if it was true that he was coming to New Orleans to open a school for young, black men.
2. How does Marcel's mother react to news that he was expelled from school?
When Marcel's mother finds out he was expelled from school she is furious and screams at her daughter to get away from her.
3. Why does Juliet ask Marcel to read some letters from her son for her?
Juliet asks Marcel to read some letters from her son for her because she does not know how to read and does not trust a stranger to read them to her.
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