A Death in the Family

by: James Agee

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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What is the greatest cause of discussion and strife in Mary’s immediate and extended family?

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Towards the end of the novel, religion provides something that is able to comfort Mary, but at the cost that it ___.

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What does Rufus wish he could be better at, to make his father proud of him?

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In the section titled “Knoxville: summer 1915” what does young Rufus seem to have a conversation with?

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What is the butterfly that lands on Jay’s coffin symbolic of?