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What do the censors do?
They look for secrets in the mail.
What is Juan's purpose in applying for a job as a censor?
Juan wants to make sure his letters to Mariana goes through.
Why is or isn't it difficult for Juan to get censor's job?
It's not difficult because so many people apply for a job so they don't do any background research or ask many questions.
What does Juan do to deserve a promotion from Section K?
Juan reports some of his co-worker's for starting a protest then gets caught up in the concept of censuring.
What happens when Juan's own letter to Mariana finally reaches his hands?
Juan censors his own letter but he was not allowed to censor his own so the following day he gets executed.
The censors is a satire. Explain what a satire is and give two examples from the story.
Satire is to bring about social change. Satire in the story would be how Juan hates the censors, but became one of the worst ones. Also how turning in his own letter in gets him executed.
Why had the once bustling community lost most of its population?
The community's population started to go away when the surface diggings gave out.
How is Henry's cottage different from the homes of most residents?
Henry's wife had decorated his cottage and his did not looked abandoned because he was living there.
What convinces the narrator to stay and see the mistress of the house when she returns?
The narrator sees a picture of Henry's wife and thinks that she is beautiful so he wants to stick around to see her.
How does Henry react as the hour of his wife's arrival grows closer?
Henry starts to become extremely anxious.
What do Charley, Joe, and Tom do for Henry?
They gave Henry alcohol, drugged him, and thrown a party to distract him from his wife's death each year since she had died.
What is an oxymoron and give an example of where one occurs within the stroy?
An oxymoron is a phrase that is made of two or more words that actually have opposite meanings. For example the phrase, "pretty ugly". An example in the story is the quote, "dead men," when they are still alive.
Having read the story, give an example of where foreshadowing occurred.
Foreshadowing occurred in the story when Henry spoke about his wife. Henry kept mentioning he felt worried that something happened to her. Also the picture of her is really old.
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