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4.11.2: Reading and Review Questions
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- What edicts of society build a wall of separation between Rosalie and the other inhabitants of Sand-Hills? Would Rosalie consider this wall a matter of reality or semblance? Why?
- What is significant about Child’s describing Rosalie as highly cultivated in mind and manners, graceful, beautiful, having purity and bright intelligence of mind, and a high, poetic nature?
- How, and to what effect, does Child connect Edward’s betrayal of Rosalie with ambition and American laws and politics?
- Why do you think Edward feels such grief at leaving Rosalie but expresses none towards leaving their daughter Xarifa? Why and how is she the cause of Charlotte and Edward’s estrangement?
- What is the wall against which Xarifa fractures her head in the frenzy of despair? Why?