Special Sub-Topic: The Book Rebecca
|What is the narrator's name in the book?|
never says. The narrator never gives her name because she feels inferior to the well liked Rebecca.
|Who wrote the book?|
Daphne DuMaurier. The book was written in the 1930's.
|What is the name of the estate Maxim DeWinter and Mrs. DeWinter live on?|
|What is the name of the servant who tries to get the narrator to kill herself?|
Mrs. Danvers. Mrs. Danvers loved the first Mrs. DeWinter and couldn't stand the narrator trying to take her place. Though the real Rebecca (the first Mrs. DeWinter) was malevolent and fooled everyone but Maxim.
|Who killed Rebecca?|
Maxim. Rebecca and Maxim were never intimate. The relationship was based on the fact that Rebecca would run Manderley and make it famous. She had many lovers and laughed at them behind their backs. She told Maxim she was pregnant and that her child would inherit all his wealth. He shot her. She still had an evil smile on her face when she died.
|What color is the dress the narrator wore to the Fancy Dress ball?|
white. Mrs. Danvers tricked the narrator into wearing the same dress Rebecca had worn her last ball. This upset Maxim and he thought the narrator was playing a cruel trick on him.
|What is the name of the dog that is friendly with the narrator?|
|At first how does everyone think Rebecca died?|
drowning. They found her boat out at sea and assumed she drowned. Later they found her boathouse and she was locked in the bottom of it. Maxim aimed for her heart when he shot her and it missed the bone. They had no way of knowing that she was shot because she had been dead for over a year.
|Before the narrator and Maxim married who was the narrator working for?|
Mrs. Van Hopper. When Maxim met the narrator she was at Monte Carlo.
|How old was the narrator when Maxim and she got married?|
|How old did the narrator wish she were?|
36. She wish she were more mature. She wanted to be a lady of 36 dressed in black satin. She thought Maxim would like her better then.
|What was the name of the doctor who gave Rebecca a motive to kill herself?|
Baker. The day Rebecca was murdered she went to see Dr. Baker and gave him a false name. The doctor told her she had cancer and would die and painful death and there would be no chance that she could ever have children.
|Who is hired as the narrator's personal maid?|
Clarice. Clarice was young and inexperienced. The narrator felt she could connect with her better than the sombre Mrs. Danvers.
|Whom did Rebecca threaten to put in the asylum if he spoke about what he saw?|
Ben. Ben saw her and Favell in the cottage being intimate. She threaten to put him in an asylum. Since Ben wasn't altogether there he kept quiet.
|At the end of the book what happens?|
the DeWinter's estate is on fire.
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