Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Patty Duke
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Duke's relationship (or lack thereof) with her father when she was a child. Include a description of his personality, how it affected the relationship and why Duke feels her book was written to set the record straight regarding him.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Duke's mother's attitudes toward her home, her children and her husband. How was her mother a driving force in shaping Duke's attitudes toward life?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Ethel and John Ross's treatment of Duke while they had control over her. Use anecdotes from the book to make your essay clear.

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast the personalities of John and Ethel Ross.

Essay Topic 5

Explore the theme of death throughout Duke's book. What evidence does Duke give that death is an important element throughout her life?

Essay Topic 6

Duke's mother was characterized as a very weak person. Examine and detail the ways in...

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