Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the genre and style of Autobiography of Red. How is the main narrative set up? What different formats (essay, poetry, etc.) comprise the book? Why do you think the author has chosen to relate her story in this genre and style?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the narrative style of the main story in Autobiography of Red. From what point of view is the story related? Is the narrator omniscient or limited in perspective? How do each of these choices impact the story?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the life and works of Stesichoros. When did Stesichoros live? Where did he live? How many works did he write? How many remain? What is notable about his writing style?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the story of Stesichoros being blinded by Helen of Troy. What caused Helen to blind Stesichoros? How did Stesichoros reverse his fate? What arguments are made...
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