Bright and Morning Star Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

"Bright & Morning Star" is a short story that explores the complex themes of racism and the wide reaches of a mother's love for her children.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the story to support your answer.

2. Compare the use of themes in this text with another story that you have read this year.

3. What other themes do you think might be used in this story? Use examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Another character we meet in this section is a young woman named Reva. We don't learn very much about her here or in the rest of the story, only that she is white and in love with Johnny-Boy.

1. How do you think a relationship between a African American man and white woman would have caused problems in the era in which this story...

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