Essay Topic 1
When Wykowski and the other soldiers read about themselves in Eugene's journal, they are upset about what they've read. However, Epstein still encourages Eugene to be honest and not compromising in his writing. Discuss the role of honesty and truth in the play.
1) Why are the soldiers upset by Eugene's honest opinions? Is it wrong for Eugene to write his honest opinions?
2) Toomey steals money from Wykowski in order to foment distrust and anger among the men. What does this instance say about honesty and dishonesty? Why does Epstein falsely confess instead of telling the truth?
3) What other instances are there of honesty and dishonesty in the play, and how are they important?
Essay Topic 2
The soldiers all have different dreams and goals. Discuss the role of dreams and goals in the play.
1) Eugene achieves three goals during the play. Discuss these goals and their importance...
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