The Scarlet Pimpernel

Can anyone PLEASE help me answer these?!

- What occupies the time and interest of the French crowd?-What makes the West Barricade such an interesting place to be in the afternoon?

-How does the Scarlet Pimpernel outwit Cytoyen Grospierre?

-Who is the old hag driving the cart and who are her passengers?

-Why is the Fisherman's Rest a significant place, appropriate for the continuation of the story? Note the city in which it is located and the people gathered there.

- Note Lord Anthony Dewhurst's suspicions about the two strangers playing dominoes. Notice also that he frequently takes trips to and from France. Considering the last paragraphs of chapter 1 and the three people who come to the pub in chapter 3, what can we deduce about Lord Anthony?

-What odd behavior, known to the reader but not the diners at the pub, do the two strangers engage in? What literary device is it when the reader knows something the characters do not?

-From Lord Anthony and Sir Andrew, what do we learn about the Scarlet Pimpernel and his league?

-How do Antony and Andrew's motives appear to differ from those of the Scarlet Pimpernel?

-What do we learn about Marguerite St. Just, now Lady Blakeney? Why does teh Comtesse de Tourney detest her?

-Sir Percy Blakeney's appearance gives one impression; his behavior indicates something else. In a brief paragraph, give your impression of him. Does this character seem plausible? What is wrong or puzzling about the way he is portrayed?

-Why does the Vicomte challenge Sir Percy to a dual, and what is Sir Percy's response?

-What does Marguerite think has caused her husband to stop loving her?

-What provocation did Marguerite have to hate the Marquis de St Cyr?

-What features of Chauvelin make the reader distrust him even though Marguerite calls him a friend?

-What does Marguerite learn from Sir Andrew?

-According to Marguerite's explanation to Chauvelin, the Scarlet Pimpernel has become quite popular among the English. What things are named for him?

-What does Marguerite think of the Scarlet Pimpernel?

-What is Marguerite's dilemma at the end of chapter 8?

-What are the particulars of the plan discussed by Sir Andrew Foulkes and Lord Anthony Dewhurst?

-Who is the leader of the abductors?

- What evidence does Chauvelin now have that will force Marguerite to discover the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel?

-in chapter 16, Marguerite thinks of the "effete fop" her husband has become. What is the meaning of this phrase? What does Marguerite think of Sir Percy?

-What features of Sir Percy's face show that "nature had meant well by Sir Percy"?

-Note Sir Percy's reaction as Marguerite speaks to him. Jot down phrases that indicate his mixed emotions. Why does he act this way?

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Hey, these are way too many questions for this forum. I'll take your first one but for the rest, I suggest you take a look at the GradeSaver summary. It is really easy to follow and you can get through most of them. The first question is directly from the GradeSaver link below.

1. Orczy plunges us into the throes of the French revolution, as "a surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name," gathers at Paris' West Barricade. During the day, these masses watch hundreds of aristocrats lose their heads at the guillotine, condemned as 'traitors' to France. In the afternoon, they gather at the gates of the city to watch the daily attempts of the aristocrats to evade Sargent Bibot.