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. Define Elitism. Do any of the characters in this story show signs of elitism? In what ways do these characters show this trait?
2. During PE class, Kyle reveals to his friend that he is still upset over Kendra's words. What did she say to him, and why does her words bother him?
3. What is the single white rose a symbol of in this story? Why does it upset Kyle so much when he first finds it? How does the rose continue to effect Kyle later?
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