Markheim Questions and Answers

Markheim

The store owner suggests that Markheim purchase a hand mirror as a Christmas gift for his lady-friend, and Markheim becomes furious. He yells at the store owner that giving a woman a gift of a...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2008, 8:18 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

Three significant literary techniques Stevenson uses to reveal Markheim's character traits in "Markheim" are the use of reflection, reminiscence of past activities and his doppelganger. In the...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2010, 8:55 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

This story is about a murderer who wrestles with his conscience. The main character, a young man called Markheim, goes to buy a gift from an antique dealer’s shop, and murders the dealer to steal...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013, 5:19 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

Whenever we consider the "meaning" or "message" of a given story we must remember that such concepts are extremely relative, and every work of literature has a potential multiplicity of meanings...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2011, 8:03 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

In Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story Markheim, the “dealer,” the proprietor of the pawn shop or antique store into which Markheim enters, warns his customer that he is not to be taken lightly....

Latest answer posted November 10, 2014, 4:31 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

Of course, the best way for you to gain an understanding of what happens in this classic of Gothic short fiction is to read it yourself. However, I hope that the outline I sketch for you know will...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2011, 8:15 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

The protagonist, Markheim, has a motivation that is as clear as it is immoral: he is motivated by greed and the desire for money and ill-gotten gains. At the beginning of the story he arrives at a...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2020, 8:56 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

Markheim's nature reflects human nature in general as he has both good and bad in him. Humans, in general, commit both good and bad acts. We might be tempted to do foolish or bad things (although...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2013, 5:01 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Markheim

There are many examples of inconsistencies in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Markheim.” These can be found in both of Markheim’s conversations (with the dealer and the stranger) and in the...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2020, 6:58 am (UTC)

1 educator answer