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Ghalib_Pushkin - Answer each question in one or more well thought out paragraphs(Blackboard doesn't show paragraphs unfortunately which is not a

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Answer each question in one or more well thought out paragraphs (Blackboard doesn't show paragraphs, unfortunately, which is not a big concern, but you can write "New Paragraph" between yours if you wish). Minimum word count is 100 words per question. Most scores less than full credit reflect lack of development or sloppy, dashed off in a hurry answers. Question 1 5 out of 5 points What elements of a traditional love story are presented in "The Queen of Spades," and how are they subverted? (In other words, what expectations does the story set up and then fail to satisfy?) Selected Answer: Hermann is a tentative and cautious soul who has neither the money, might, or morals we expect from a protagonist. Also, Liza is not much of a heroine. She is boring and happy with doing what the countess tells her to do, even though she could probably find a way out of it. The villain, the Countess, is probably the most interesting character. She seems like she would be better suited in the role of the main character; Hermann and Liza are relatively boring in comparison to her. We expect an epic tale of romance between them,
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course ENG 252 taught by Professor Fletcher during the Fall '07 term at VCCS.

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