Chapter 14 Summary

Examination Paper

Braithwaite administers an examination probing the reader's understanding of Flaubert, life, and the role of literature. The test is in two sections, and the reader is allowed three hours to answer both questions in the first section and two questions (from a choice of ten) in the second section. Presentation and handwriting do not count. Marks are based on correctness, with deductions for silly answers.

Section A is labeled Literary Criticism. The first part is prefaced by the observation, based on recent examinations, that "candidates" are losing the ability to distinguish between life and art. The candidate is to consider the relationship between art and life suggested...

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