The Shipping News

by: Annie Proulx

Analysis of Major Characters Quick Quiz

1 of 5
What attribute of Quoyle’s does the author subtly modify to indicate his attainment of a sense of self-worth?

2 of 5
What emotional state does Quoyle reach by the end of the novel?

3 of 5
What aspect of the aunt’s character makes her Quoyle’s opposite at the beginning of the novel?

4 of 5
What aspect of the aunt’s personal life does Proulx treat as a concealed truth that must eventually surface?

5 of 5
What specific personal pitfall does Bunny successfully avoid, to Quoyle’s great relief?