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. Examine the nature of the character May Bartram in the book. What role might the author be hoping for her to play in the book's overall theme?
2. Discuss the author's use of point of view in the book. What reasons might he have for presenting the characters' point of view in this way?
3. Examine the nature of John and May's dialogue in the book. What does their conversations with one another say about the nature of their relationship?
4. Discuss the nature of the scenery in the book. What tone might the...
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