Big Sur Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the ethics and philosophies of the Beat Generation as illustrated in the novel Big Sur.

Essay Topic 2

Define the term "Roman a clef." Is this a style, genre, or form? Why is it used? How does it apply to Big Sur?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the defining elements of Kerouac's style. How does he approach grammatical rules? In what time frame did he complete his works?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the character of Jack Duluoz in Big Sur. What are his principle characteristics? What are his objectives and obstacles in the plot?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the theme of "man and nature" in Big Sur. What symbols and motifs are used to illustrate this theme?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the theme of alcohol addiction and delirium tremens in Big Sur. Which character struggles with this and what is his journey?

Essay Topic 7

Discuss the theme of "faded glory" in...

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