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. Look at the structure of the novel.
1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
2) Away from the main character, Charles, examine the way Waugh uses the other characters in the story. Does he use him or her for dramatic effect or comic aside? When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
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