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. Discuss the setting of "Boule de Suif." What is the setting and why is it significant?
2. Discuss class in "Boule de Suif."
1) How does class function?
2) How does class impact the characters' in the story?
3. Discuss Boule de Suif's betrayal in the story. Who betrays her and why?
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?
5. Compare treatment...
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