The Barber of Seville Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The play takes place in Seville, Spain.

Part 1) Where do the scenes take place?

Part 2) Why might be the reason for the playwright choosing this specific setting?

Part 3) Why is the setting in Spain, when the original language and playwright are French?

Essay Topic 2

Figaro is a barber.

Part 1) What else has Figaro been?

Part 2) Why does he become a barber?

Part 3) What role does his working as a barber play in this theatrical work?

Part 4) Why might the playwright have chosen this as his profession?

Essay Topic 3

The Count disguises himself as Lindor, a priest.

Part 1) Why does he disguise himself?

Part 2) Why would he choose to be disguised as a priest?

Part 3) How does his disguise add to the comedic aspect of this play?

Essay Topic 4

The Count and Figaro know one another.

Part 1) How do they know one another?

Part 2) Why does Figaro...

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