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Wit Assignment 1 1) Describe Vivian's character. What is her profession? What seems to be important to her? What are her strengths? What are her weaknesses? Vivian Bearing is the protagonist in this story. She is a 50-year-old woman and has stage four ovarian cancer. Vivian is a professor of poetry at the University. To me, the things that seem the most important to her are her time left to live because of her sickness, and poetry. Poetry is also one of Vivian’s strengths, especially because she is so passionate about it that she teaches it. 2) What is Vivian's reaction when she is told she has cancer? What about her career and personality makes her response appropriate? Vivian was in complete shock when she is told she has cancer. Since Dr. Harvey Kelekian was once a fellow professor of Vivian’s, she can relate with him on an English and grammar level. He says that she has an “insidious adenocarcinoma” and she thinks that that word means she has a
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