A Man Called Ove Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Fredrik Backman
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the nonlinear format of A Man Called Ove. Why do you think the author has chosen to relate the story in this manner? How would the story differ if it were related in a linear structure? What are the benefits of telling the story in this way?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the language style in A Man Called Ove. What are examples of literary devices such as alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, etc. in the narrative? How well do you think the novel translates from Swedish to English? How does the language in the narrative reflect upon the novel's characters?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Ove as the protagonist of the novel. What attributes make Ove stand out as a protagonist? How does Ove's character evolve in the course of the story? What discoveries does Ove make?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss Ove's relationship with his wife Sonja...

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