“The Real Thing” 1073-89.
A. What is the setting and how is the setting important?
B. What are the Monarchs like?
C. What does the narrator mean by the “real thing”?
D. What is the narrator like?
E. What kinds of people make the best models?
F. Why don’t the Monarchs make good artistic models?
G. Why does the narrator continue to use them even if they don’t work?
H. Why does he discontinue their use as models?
I. Why doesn’t he keep them as servants?
J. Do such people as the Monarchs still exist and why?
K. Are you a “real thing” in any fashion?
L. How does James’s work fit the definition of realism?
M. What is irony and how does it exist in all three stories?
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