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. Examine the character Fyodor in the book. In what way does the author set up this character to be hated and not sympathized?
2. Discuss the irony of the chapter titles in the book. What reason might the author have to impart such irony?
3. Compare and contrast Alyosha and Mitya. What about the differences in these characters suggest who the protagonist will be?
4. Examine the character Mitya. What about the nature of this character suggests that he will be the downfall of the Karamazov family?
5. One of the main themes...
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