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What do the following passages reveal about de Winterís and his wifeís inner state?

Give English definitions to the following words. Reproduce the situations where these words were used in the text.
















Explain the difference between



to interlope- to trespass

to pursue- to bait


Give synonyms to these words



lag behind







Maxim as his wife saw him (p. 66)

The qualities the narrator thought she lacked (p. 81)

Rebecca as her neighbors and F. Crawley portray her (pp. 76-77)


Answer the following questions

1. Why should the visit of Beatrice and Giles have tired Maxim so?

2. What idea of Maximís wife did Beatrice have and what was Wr. de Winterís reaction to it?

3. What was Maxís reaction to his wifeís visit into the boat-house? How did he explain his unwillingness to be near the place and what Impact did it have on her behaviour?

4. Why do some people dislike the clamour of the sea?

5. In what way did the visitors to Manderley behave? What was the role of convention in the country life?

6. What information about Rebeccaís death did the narrator get from Frank Crawley and why did she despise herself after asking him?


Give the written translations of the following passages

1. "I find a little of my family goes a very long way," said Maxim. "Beatrice is one of the

best people in the world, but she invariably puts her foot in it."

2. The spell of the Happy Valley was upon me.

3. The enchantment was no more, the spell was broken. We were mortal again, two people playing on a beach. We threw more stones, went to the water's edge, flung ducks and drakes, and fished for driftwood.

4. There was a queer musty smell about the place. Cobwebs spun threads upon the ship's models, making their own ghostly rigging. No one lived here. No one came here. The door had creaked on its hinges when I opened it. The rain pattered on the roof with a hollow sound, and tapped upon the boarded windows. The fabric of the sofa-bed had been nibbled by mice or rats. I could see the jagged holes, and the frayed edges. It was damp in the cottage, damp and chill. Dark and oppressive. I did not like it. I had no wish to stay there. I hated the hollow sound of the rain pattering on the roof. It seemed to echo in the room itself, and I heard the water dripping too into the rusted grate.

5. Somewhere, at the back of my mind, there was a frightened furtive seed of curiosity

that grew slowly and stealthily, for all my denial of it, and I knew all the doubt and the

anxiety of the child who has been told, "these things are not discussed, they are


What do the following passages reveal about de Winterís and his wifeís inner state?

"I've made you unhappy. It's the same as making you angry. You're all wounded and hurt and torn inside. I can't bear to see you like this. I love you so much."

"Do you?" he said. "Do you?" He held me very tight and his eyes questioned me, dark and uncertain, the eyes of a child in pain, a child in fear.


It was over then. The episode was finished. We must not speak of it again. He smiled at me over his cup of tea, and then reached for the newspaper on the arm of his chair. The smile was my reward. Like a pat on the head of Jasper. Good dog then, lie down, don't worry me any more. I was Jasper again. I was back where I had been before.


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