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Who is the protagonist in The Censors?
The Censorship Division
Who is the antagonist in The Censor?
The Censorship Division
What is it called when one fails to take proper care in doing something?
What is an example of parallel structure in paragraph 1?
"Juan let happiness-- a feeling you can't trust-- get the better of him..."
"Without thinking twice, he sat down at his table and wrote her a letter."
"...what he had taken as a stroke of luck was really one of fate's dirty tricks."
What is a possible theme, or main purpose, of Luisa Valenzuela's The Censors?
Nature will always overcome the ambition of people.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Man can not escape his or her fate.
Traumatic events in life can lead to a loss of innocence.
How could you best summarize paragraph 9?
Juan works really hard to reach Section E, where he can analyze letters, increasing his chance at finding the letter he sent Mariana.
Juan becomes so absorbed by his work that he starts to like it, even going as far as to taking enjoyment out of censoring people's shocking letters.
Juan gets promoted to analyze letters for poison dust.
Workers at the Censorship Division tried to go on strike after one of them was blown up, but Juan reports them to his superiors and gets promoted.
How can you best describe this line from paragraph 9: "Soon his work became so absorbing that his noble mission blurred in his mind."
Juan's mission becomes going to the club to hang out with girls.
Juan tries even harder to have Mariana fall in love with him.
Juan begins to lose sight of his original goal and is becoming obsessed with another goal of becoming a good censor.
Juan thinks that Mariana will find his letter and write back to him.
Which phrase best helps the reader understand the meaning of the word "subversive"?
"Day after day he crossed out whole paragraphs in red ink..."
"These were horrible days..."
"His instincts were so sharp..."
"...someone secretly scheming to overthrow the government."
What is the effect of Juan working hard at the Censorship Division?
He is promoted.
They cut off his hands.
He falls in love with a coworker.
He gets a shiny "Employee of the Month" plaque.
What is the main conflict of The Censors?
Man vs Himself
Man vs Nature
Man vs They
Man vs Mariana
What is the meaning of the word "contrasted" as it is used in paragraph 6?
Enhancement of brightness.
Being strikingly different.
Written or spoken agreement.
Decrease in number or size.