Essay Topic 1
In several essays, Wallace discusses his experience in tennis and his fondness for the sport. He often likens it to other activities and concepts, making it appear that it is an integral part of him although he doesn't play anymore. Discuss what tennis represents to Wallace and how it thematically aids the collection of essays. What is it to represent?
Essay Topic 2
Early in Wallace's collection of essays, Wallace discusses the pedagogy, influence, and future of television in America. Discuss Wallace's take on television: what points does he make? Where does his opinion spring from? What is his objective in this discussion?
Essay Topic 3
Wallace is very critical of pop-culture and its prevalence in American art. He fears that it may be all that we've become. Discuss the arguments presented by Wallace and the sources he cites. What is the objective of this discussion? Where does...
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