The Scarlet Pimpernel Short Essay - Answer Key

Baroness Emma Orczy
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1. How is the Scarlet Pimpernel introduced in the first chapter?

In the first chapter, The Scarlet Pimpernel is introduced as a courageous English man who has taken it upon himself to rescue victims of the new government in France.

2. Who is the French Republic punishing in their Revolution, and why?

The Republic in France is attempting to eradicate all the aristocrats in France because they believe these rich citizens led to the troubles their country has suffered in recent years.

3. Why has England not stepped in to stop the Republic in France?

At the time all the atrocities in France were being conducted by the Republic, England has its own political problems and is not in a good position to interfere with France.

4. What is the most dangerous part of what the Scarlet Pimpernel has been doing?

What the Scarlet Pimpernel does is deeply disturbing to the French government and his discovery would most likely be a priority to them, leaving the reader aware that there is danger everywhere for the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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