Essay Topic 1
How does McCullough's choice to write this novel both from (primarily) the first-person point of view and in verse affect the reader's experience of the story? Write an essay explaining your answers.
Essay Topic 2
How does McCullough communicate the depth and nature of Artemisia's grief over her mother's death to the reader throughout the novel? Write an essay explaining your answers, citing specific references to the text to help support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 3
What does McCullough use onions to symbolize throughout the novel, and how does Artemisia feel about what the onions symbolize to her? Write an essay explaining your answers.
Essay Topic 4
Why do you think Artemisia endures her father Orazio's ill treatment for so long? Why does she not try to run away? Write an essay explaining your answers.
Essay Topic 5
How would you describe Artemisia's relationship with Tuzia, the family's servant? Why...
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