Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Does Alice believe she is accurately portrayed in Trillin's books and articles?
* Compare and contrast Trillin's portrayal of his wife in About Alice to the character in his previous works.
* Include specific examples of Alice's real-life qualities, as provided in the memoir.
2. Do you agree with Trillin's definition of an intellectual in About Alice? Why or why not?
Part 1) According to Trillin, in what ways is Alice an intellectual?
Part 2) Does Trillin believe he is intellectually superior to Alice? Why or why not?
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