Essay Topic 1
Discuss the setting of "Boule de Suif." What is the setting and why is it significant?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss class in "Boule de Suif."
1) How does class function?
2) How does class impact the characters' in the story?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Boule de Suif's betrayal in the story. Who betrays her and why?
Essay Topic 4
What is the role of religion in "Boule de Suif"?
1) How are the nuns portrayed in the story?
2) What is Boule de Suif's relationship to religion?
3) How are sacrifice, forgiveness, and sin discussed?
Essay Topic 5
Compare treatment of Boule de Suif before and after her compliance to sleep with the Prussian officer. What are the similarities and differences by the other passengers?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss how the notion of heroism is portrayed in the story. What makes Boule de Suif a heroine?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss sex in the story.
1) How is sex...
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