A Scanner Darkly Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following and examine how it affects the tone of the novel and helps to express characters and themes:

1) Setting

2) Point of view

3) Structure

4) Language

Essay Topic 2

Examine Dick's representations of the following areas and decide how close Dick's representations are to the real thing and how Dick makes his representations seem and feel real:

1) Drug addiction

2) Undercover police work

3) Drug dealing

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the characters in the book and compare him/her to their character in the film A SCANNER DARKLY. What similarities does the character in the film share with its counterpart in the novel? How do the filmmakers update the character for a more modern audience? Why are these changes necessary?

Essay Topic 4

Pick two characters from the novel and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives...

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