The Happy Hooker Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Describe the first scene from the book, The Happy Hooker.

The book, The Happy Hooker, begins in a prison in New York. The jail is called the Tombs. Xaviera was a prostitute who was in the Tombs with the girls she worked with.

2. Discuss the details involved in Xaviera's first time spent in jail at the Tombs.

When Xaviera was in jail at the Tombs, she and her friends were being ridiculed by others in the jail. Xaviera was called a racist for not having any black employees in her business. Xaviera tried to protest this, but a fight broke out among the prisoners.

3. What are Xaviera's thoughts on prostitution in "Chapter 1, Rubber Souls" when discussing her first time in jail?

When Xaviera was in prison, she thought about prostitution and how it was viewed by society. She believed that prostitution was an honest profession. However, she realized that others viewed prostitution as a crime and that people believed she was no better than a common criminal.

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