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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are Sandoz and Claude depressed after visiting Dubuche in the country?
2. What does Sandoz think might be better for true artists?
3. Which friends of Claude's show up at the funeral?
4. How is Claude when he and Sandoz return to Paris and go to a restaurant?
5. How do Claude's friends react to his latest painting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of The Development of the Rift Between Claude and Christine. Using this line from the end of Chapter 8--"Never again would they be all-in-all to each other; the rift between them could never be healed. The wife had despoiled the mistress, and marriage seems to have done away with love." Explain in the essay what Zola means by those statements.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of The Decadent Bourgeois. The essay should center on Margaillan and include (1) his ill-gotten wealth, (2) his conspicuous spending, and (3) his disrespectful manner while viewing Claude's painting at the Salon des RefusÃ©s.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of art in the grotesque. Discuss how the painting of the Dead Child is, in fact, a serious work of art. How does this address the idea that the purpose of art is not limited to being pretty. How should a person look at a work like the Dead Child? Why would Claude, the artist, not understand how such a painting could be ignored and dismissed?
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