Burial Rites Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Hannah Kent
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Essay Topic 1

Analyze Agnes' opinion: "They will blow us all out, one by one, until it is only their light by which they see themselves. Where will I be then" (1)? How does she see the world and the human condition according to this quote? Do you agree/disagree?

Essay Topic 2

How and why does Margret Jonsdottir's opinion of Agnes progress over time? List specific examples of how she feels once Agnes arrives and then when Agnes is preparing for her execution.

Essay Topic 3

How does Natan Ketilsson affect Agnes' life for good or bad? Give examples of both, but determine whether his influence is beneficial or detrimental to Agnes' future and sense of self.

Essay Topic 4

Describe Fridrik Sigurdsson's relationship with Natan Ketillson. Which person is more right than the other and why do you believe that? Cite at least two quotes from the text.

Essay Topic 5


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