Scarlet Pimpernel, writing homework help: Choices Lead to the Climax, questions (1-3)
Choices Lead to the Climax, questions (1-3)
Directions: Answer the following questions. Be prepared for a class discussion.
1. Define climax, as it is used in fiction.
2. At the beginning of chapter 29, Chauvelin gives Marguerite what the author describes as an “‘either-or’ ten thousand times more appalling and horrible, than the one he had suggested to her that fatal night at the ball.” What is the ‘choice she most make this time? Why is it more horrible than the earlier one?
3. Sometimes in fiction nature seems to be in sympathy with characters caught in a dilemma. What features of nature on this night seem to be in opposition to the people involved?