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the last leaf questions
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Why did artists choose to live in Greenwich Village?
Because rooms had good light and were cheap.
How did Johnsy and Sue meet?
In a restaurant and as they liked the same kind of art, food and clothes they decided to live together.
How is pneumonia described in the story?
Pneumonia is called Mr Pneumonia, which is a personification of death. The choice of his victims seems arbitrary.
Why did the doctor visit Sue and Johnsy?
Because Johnsy caught pneumonia.
What did the doctor say about her illness?
He said she had a very small chance of living.
What did Sue tell Johnsy about what the doctor had said?
She told Johnsy that she had very good chances of living.
What was bothering Johnsy while she was lying in bed?
She was watching the leaves fall from the ivy vine across the street and she believed that after the last leaf fell she would die.
Who was Mr Behrman?
He Sue and Johnsy's neighbour. He was old.
What had Mr Behrman been waiting to do?
He had been waiting to paint a masterpiece.
What was the relationship between Sue, Johnsy and Mr Behrman like?
Mr Behrman thought of himself as their protector.
What did Mr Behrman do during the storm?
He painted a leaf on the wall where the ivy vine.
Why was the leaf Behrman's masterpiece?
It changed Johnsy's perspective and saved her life.
What is the plot of the story?
A young artist has pneumonia and thinks she will die when the last leaf falls but a friend paints his masterpiece and saves her life.
What is the story's setting?
New York City, 1890.
What type of narrator does the story have?
3rd person narrator
What is the twist in the "The Last Leaf"?
The twist in the story is that Behrman painted the leaf onto the wall of the building opposite Johnsy's window and that, by doing so, he died while she survived.
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