Hop-Frog Questions and Answers
by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Hop-Frog
    According to Edgar Allan Poe, the clever court jester, Hop Frog, was stolen from “some barbarous region” by the King and enslaved for the sole purpose of making the King laugh. Hop Frog is a...

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    The grinding of the teeth in Edgar Allen Poe's "Hop-Frog, or The Eight Chained ourang-Outangs" is an auditory signal given by the protagonist, Hop-Frog, before he is about to play a revengeful...

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  • Hop-Frog
    I think that there are many different words in Hop Frog which appeal to the readers' sympathy. First, the fact the Poe uses the word fool within quotes ("fool") could appeal to some readers'...

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    Hop-Frog, the jester, is a crippled dwarf in the service of an evil king who laughs at his deformities and torments him by forcing him to drink wine. The king has incurred Hop-Frog's wrath by...

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    The king knows that Hop-Frog, his court jester, doesn't like wine. In fact, it drives him crazy, exciting him almost to madness. But as an incorrigible practical joker, the king can't resist...

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