Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the condition of the rector in the beginning of the novel?
The rector will not eat, sleep, or go out in public. He seems to have lost his faith, and curses the Bible and God's word.
2. Who comes to visit the rector in the beginning of the novel? What does he/she want?
Elizabeth Bradford comes to visit the rector. She wants him to come see her mother, who is ill.
3. How does Anna treat the visitor for the rector, who comes to the door? Why is this unusual?
When Miss Bradford is denied by the rector, she cries uncontrollably in Anna's arms. This is unusual because the Bradfords hold much contempt for Anna as she was simply a servant in their household.
4. What does Anna do to try to console the rector? How does he respond?
Anna reads from the Bible to try to console the rector, and he responds by taking the Bible and reading another passage as a rebuttal. He also responds by letting the Bible fall to the ground.
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