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. The hot desert wind has many names: Hamseen, Sharav, and Sherji. It has importance as a symbol to the Arabs and Israelis in this story as well as playing a physical part in the outcome of the story. In your essay, explain the effect of the wind on the minds and bodies of the characters.
2. Masada is important both as a cautionary tale and as a plan for the trapped defenders. Research the happenings at Masada and write an essay explaining its similarities and differences to the fictional situation in this...
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