Special Sub-Topic: The Scarlet Pimpernel
|Who is the first character mentioned in the story?|
Bibot. Bibot is the first character mentioned in Chapter One. He is the enemy of the Scarlet Pimpernel in Chapter One as you read how he captures people who are in alliance with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
|In the beginning of the story, the Scarlet Pimpernel saves a family and later saves a person from that same family. Who is the Scarlet Pimpernel trying to save later on?|
The Count de Tournay. The Count de France was made up and the Comte de la Fere was from "The Three Musketeers". De Tournay's family is also wrong because the wife, son and daughter were saved in the beginning of the story. Later on in the story, the Count de Tournay is mentioned as one of the people to be saved.
|Who made the poem:
"We seek him here, we seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven, is he in hell?
That demmed elusive pimpernel."?|
Sir Percy Blakeney. Sir Percy Blakeney was the one who made the poem. It clearly states it in the first chapters of the book when Sir Percy Blakeney enters.
|What is the Scarlet Pimpernel known for?|
Saving people from the guillotine during the French Revolution. The Scarlet Pimpernel is sworn to save people from the guillotine during the French Revolution, not during the English Revolution. That was just made up.
|Okay, who's the antagonist?|
Chauvelin. If you've read the story, you know that Chauvelin is always mentioned as the person who hates the Scarlet Pimpernel.
|The Scarlet Pimpernel is a heroic character in the story, but just who is the Scarlet Pimpernel?|
Sir Percy Blakeney. Sir Percy, believe it or not, is the man known as the Scarlet Pimpernel. He's sworn to save men, women and children from the guillotine when he's the Scarlet Pimpernel, but when he's Sir Percy Blakeney, he's the funniest and silliest guy around.
|What did the Scarlet Pimpernel dress as in the end of the story to save several people from the guillotine?|
A Jew. He dressed as a Jew to save the people. He doesn't dress as a Scarlet Pimpernel or a clown at all!
|What word describes Lady Blakeney?|
Romantic. In the story, Lady Blakeney is shown as a very romantic person who wishes to have romance again with her husband, Sir Percy Blakeney.
|The Scarlet Pimpernel is always mentioned as the hero, but through whose eyes is the world shown throughout the story?|
Lady Blakeney. The world is shown through Lady Blakeney's eyes in the story. If she wasn't in the story, the story would be empty.
|And how does the story end?|
The Scarlet Pimpernel saves the people and a marriage takes place. The Scarlet Pimpernel was never murdered, his identity wasn't told thrughout Europe and he never retired. A marriage takes place and he has saved the people.
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