1st to Die: A Novel Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the Brandt murder scene 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least three key facts about Lindsay that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Describe at least three things that Patterson is able to do with the character of Lindsay because she is a woman AND at least three things he is *not* able to do with her because she is a woman.

Essay Topic 3

Write a well-reasoned argument paper discussing how Lindsay's illness, Negli's Aplastic Anemia, functions as its own unique character in "1st to Die." Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your strong thesis statement.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss at least five reasons why the Women's Murder Club could OR could not work in...

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