Essay Topic 1
Analyze and interpret the character Gemma. What does the reader learn of her past? What are her defining characteristics? Describe her relationships with the members of her family.
Essay Topic 2
Gemma's Sleeping Beauty story is an allegory of Gemma's experiences in an extermination camp during WWII. What was the Holocaust? Describe the camp Gemma was sent to. How did this experience impact her life?
Essay Topic 3
What is an allegory? How is the novel "Briar Rose" an allegory of the sufferings experienced by those imprisoned in concentration and extermination camps during WWII?
Essay Topic 4
The story of Sleeping Beauty is used as an allegory for Gemma's experiences during the war. Discuss Gemma's version of the Sleeping Beauty story compared to the traditional Sleeping Beauty story.
Essay Topic 5
Analyze and interpret the character Josef. Who is Josef and what is his role in the story? How did...
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