Essay Topic 1
Analyze and discuss the character of Maya Andersson in Beartown. How old is Maya? What position does Maya hold in the community in the beginning of the novel? How does that position change in the course of the story? In what ways does Maya's character evolve in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the theme of family in Beartown. What does family mean to the characters in the novel? How do these characters demonstrate their belief in family? In what ways is family illustrated as a positive force? In what ways is it depicted as a negative force?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of hockey as a metaphor in Beartown. What does the game represent on a basic level? What is the game's importance to the main characters in the story? How does hockey relate to life and to coming of age?
Essay Topic 4
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