Cathedral Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Nelson Demille
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Essay Topic 1

The time of conflict in Northern Ireland is referred to as "The Troubles." In an essay, analyze why it is called "The Troubles." Be sure to include the historical context, the role of religion, and the peace process.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that outlines the theme of terrorism as it relates to the novel, Cathedral. Include the cause of the terrorist attacks, why the Fenians became terrorists, and whether or not terrorism was an effective way to reach their goals. In your essay, analyze whether or not terrorism works and strategies to curb future terrorist attacks.

Essay Topic 3

In an essay, analyze what affect point of view has on the novel. Using examples from the text, from what point of view is Cathedral told? How would the novel change if it were told from the point of view of each of the following characters:

• Brian...

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