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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What type of advice does Athos give to Raoul in Chapter 33?
2. When D'Artagnan arrives back in Paris, who does he find has taken ill in Chapter 34?
3. Who does Porthos think they are protecting the Belle-Isle from in Chapter 42?
4. What is the name of Planchet's intended bride?
5. Where has Planchet purchased an estate to live out his retirement in?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One recurrent theme in "The Man in the Iron Mask" is that of respect and reverence for authority figures such as Louis and Philippe. Using specific textual examples, compare and contrast at least two approaches or attitudes toward respect and reverence as demonstrated by specific characters. Discuss what if any overarching message Dumas is conveying about the importance or unimportance of respect and reverence.
Essay Topic 2
Honor and "gentlemanly" or chivalrous behavior is one of the themes highlighted in "The Man in the Iron Mask." Discuss the characters of Fouquet and D'Artagnan versus the king to illustrate the dichotomy of what honor or honorable behavior is. Use specific textual examples to illustrate the character's view of honor. Does Dumas create an overarching definition of honor. What is it?
Essay Topic 3
The theme of the pursuit of power is central to the novel, "The Man in the Iron Mask." Many important characters are pursuing power; however, they are usually foiled in their attempts to attain this power. Using at least three character examples, illustrate how Dumas establishes a premise on the pursuit of power. Discuss how Dumas's view on the pursuit of power is relevant to today.
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