Scarlet Pimpernel, writing homework help: Understanding the Historical Setting, questions 1-3
Understanding the Historical Setting
Directions: Answer the following questions. Correlate the events of the novel and the actual historical situation you researched for Handout 1.
1. Referring to Handout 1. list five events that took place in 1792.
2. Why is 1792 an appropriate year to begin The Scarlet Pimpernel?
3. To whom is the author referring in this statement: “. . . the place, the West Barricade, at the very spot where, a decade later, a proud tyrant raised an undying monument to the nation’s glory and his own vanity”?