Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the setting of Gatlin, South Carolina, as depicted in the opening of Beautiful Creatures. How does the narrator feel about his hometown? How does his father describe the town? How large is the town?
Essay Topic 2
Define “narrative point of view” and discuss the narrative perspective in Beautiful Creatures. Who is the narrator of the story? Is the narrative perspective limited or omniscient? How does this affect the story?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the character of Ethan Wate in Beautiful Creatures. How old is Ethan? What can you tell about his character based on his narrative style and comments about the townspeople of Gatlin? How does Ethan change in the course of the story?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the family dynamic within the Wate household. What is Amma’s role within the family? How long has Amma been with the family? How long...
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