Essay Topic 1
One of the biggest themes in this manuscript is the idea of reality vs. fantasy. Briony's perspective not only yields a delightful narrative, but also disastrous consequences for other characters.
Part 1: In what way is Briony's storytelling helpful to the characters in the story?
Part 2: In what way is Briony's perspective hurtful to the characters?
Part 3: Is Briony a reliable narrator? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
While it seems this story is one about people, the setting also has something to tell the reader in terms of the characters' behaviors and their interactions.
Part 1: Describe the setting of the story in the first part of the book.
Part 2: Describe the setting in the "1999" section of the book.
Part 3: What does the setting seem to say about the Tallis family? What is the overall mood from start to finish in this setting?
Essay Topic 3
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