Essay Topic 1
Why is this book titled Call It Sleep? What does the title mean?
Essay Topic 2
Why is the setting of Call It Sleep important? What is New York like at the time? How does the physical and historical setting affect David?
Essay Topic 3
Light is a major theme throughout the book. Describe how the author uses light in the story. What does it mean? Does it mean different things in different situations? Why does the author choose to use light in this manner?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast Bertha and Genya. What makes them so different from one another despite their common past? What has happened to Genya that makes her the way she is?
Essay Topic 5
Although they grew up in different times and places, Albert and David have distinct similarities in their childhoods. Compare and contrast their childhood situations. How have Albert's childhood experiences...
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