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. What are the primary themes of Boesman and Lena? What are some ways that Fugard expresses them? Use the definition of theme in your answer.
2. What are some motifs and symbols in Boesman and Lena? How does the author use these motifs to express the themes?
3. How does the South African system of apartheid affect the plot of Boesman and Lena?
4. Compare and contrast the characters Boesman and Lena. How are they similar? How are they different?
5. What purpose does the character Outa serve to the action and plot...
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