The Great Divorce Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Female Ghost consider controlling Robert to have been?

2. What is MacDonald's first name?

3. Who is an example of what natural affection turns to in the end if it will not be converted?

4. What creature is on the shoulder of the Ghost in the forest?

5. What does MacDonald say that Hell does not have the power to do over Heaven?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the terms "Parable" and "Allegory." What characteristics does The Great Divorce share with these styles? Define the terms and cite examples of these characteristics from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the literary style of C. S. Lewis and the elements of style which are present in The Great Divorce. How do his choices of point of view, characterization, exposition, irony and foreshadowing affect the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Lewis' use of irony in The Great Divorce. What are the three forms of irony? Give an example of each within the novel.

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