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Miscellaneous Novel Flashcards--Set #4

These questions focus on the main language and literature resource and Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

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Which character was the sole survivor after taking part in a failed Navajo hunting expedition?








What event results in a need for Father Vaillant's services in Tucson?








What event results in a need for Father Vaillant's services in Colorado?








What was the name of Magdalena's nefarious husband?








The imagery of the lush Italian vegetation in the Prologue is set up in contrast to ____what___?








The title of the novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop, is an example of what devices that Cather uses to play with the audience's sense of structure and time?








The motif of a setting sun begins in what part of the novel?








Where is Dona Isabella Olivares originally from and where does she move to after her husband's death?








Explain how Cather achieves depth in portraying the setting of her novel.








Which priest is vocally (and if rumor is correct, physically as well) against celibacy?








Name 3+ specific ways in which Cather includes contrast in this novel.








Name 2+ ways in which the motif of "gardens" is included in the novel.








Why is garden imagery so fitting for this novel?








What are the reptile/snake motifs associated with throughout the novel?








Which character asks to be crucified during Holy Week and is humiliated when the cross bearing him falls over?








Which priest was pitched over a cliff after accidently killing a young Indian boy?








What colors dominate the imagery of the New Mexico landscape as Cather describes it?








When the colors of the landscape change in the novel, what is signified?








Violet is another important color in the book. What is it symbolic of in the novel?








Name 2+ elements in the novel that contribute to its multi-textured presentation.