Essay Topic 1
Describe the author Scott Bechtel Smith. For what major works is Smith most known? What screenplays has the author adapted and/or written?
Essay Topic 2
Identify and discuss the narrative voice of the novel and Hank Mitchell as the protagonist. What character traits does Hank embody in Chapter One?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the setting of A Simple Plan. Where is Ashenville, Ohio located? What is the climate like at this location? In what year and month does the novel begin?
Essay Topic 4
Define and discuss the element of theme in literature. How is the theme of trust established in Chapter One?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the character of Carl Jenkins in the narrative. What threat does Carl pose to Lou, Hank, and Jacob?
Essay Topic 6
Describe the character of Sarah and her relationship with Hank in the novel. What weight does Hank give Sarah's opinion on his...
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