Essay Topic 1
Explicate the theme of appearance versus reality within Bring Up the Bodies. What is Mantel’s message regarding the theme and how do you know?
Essay Topic 2
Look carefully at the passages of Bring Up the Bodies that describe the close relationship between power and corruption. What is Mantel’s purpose for discussing at length the nature of this connection throughout the text?
Essay Topic 3
William Faulkner once famously claimed that the most important literature deals with the subject of the human heart in conflict with itself. Explain how the theme of Human versus Self is demonstrated within Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies. Create a decisive, arguable claim and prove it with quotes from the novel.
Essay Topic 4
Write a critical essay about Bring Up the Bodies while using the critical power theory lens of feminist theory. Use textual evidence to back up your...
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