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. Describe how the broken chain in " Broken Chain" is a symbol of for Alfonso's adolescent life.
2. Explain what the conflict between Hector and Luis and its importance, in "Two Dreamers."
3. Describe how baseball immerses everyone involved by analyzing its effect on Jesse in "Baseball in April."
4. Discuss the motif of overcoming failure and finding one's ability in "Baseball in April and Other Stories."
5. In "Barbie," explain the significance of Veronica's lost Barbie doll head and how that loss reflects childhood dreams.
6. Analyze and discuss the motif...
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