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Rebecca

Rebecca

  

by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca: Themes (for the most part) Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Rebecca? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Mrs. de Winter almost kill herself?


She finds out she has cancer
Death is less shameful than a failed marriage
Maxim tells her he wants a divorce
She hates Manderley
Q. What main thing makes the narrator unreliable?


She’s a liar
She is telling the story through memory
She is telling a story that hasn’t happened yet
Q. Why is Mrs. de Winter “afraid” of her servants?


Her rise from lower to upper class has left her unsure of her place and the social conventions she needs to follow
Because they’re actually monsters
Because she thinks they are planning to kill her like they did Rebecca
She feels like they are actually her bosses
Q. What or who is Maxim’s “one true love”?


Rebecca
The narrator
Murdering people
Manderley
Q. Where is Rebecca’s ghost?


In the minds of the people who are obsessed with her life and death
In her bedroom
Stalking and haunting the narrator
In the boathouse
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