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. The idea of money as a corrupting influence is a central theme in All My Sons. The attitude of certain characters in the play toward the world is often perverted by their attitude toward money. Write an essay on the following topics:
Part 1) How does Joe Keller's understanding of the human race become corrupted by his desire to make money? Why does he place the pursuit of wealth in such esteem?
Part 2) Compare Ann Deever's response to Chris Keller's promise to make her a fortune to Joe Keller's understanding with his wife....
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