Help with Questions to The Last Leaf: To what is Johnsy compared

“ Tell me as soon as you have finished,’’ said Johnsy, closing her eyes, and lying white and still as a fallen statue, “because I want to see the last one fall. I`m tired of waiting.I’m tired of thinking.I want to turn loose hold on everything,and go sailing down, just like one of those poor,tired leaves.’’

“Try to sleep,’’said Sue,“I must call Behrman up to be my model for the old hermit miner.I’ll not be gone a minute. Don’t try to move till I come back,’’

a] To what is Johnsy compared? How appropriate is the comparison?

b] What has Sue been doing ? Why is it necessary for her to finish it quickly?

c] What is evident about Johnsy’s condition from the extract?

d] How does Sue help to boost up her friend’s morale?

e] How does Behrman play an important role in the story?

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a) Johnsy is compared to the last leaf on the tree that is surely going tom fall – die.

Answered on 23.06.2017.
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c) From this extract we can understand that Johnsy’s condition is bad but if she give up and except death she will surely die.

Answered on 23.06.2017.
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e) Behrman has am important role in this story because he was the one who painted the last leaf on the window to make it seem like its survived the storm.

Answered on 23.06.2017.
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