Catherine, Called Birdy Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author of the novel, Karen Cushman. What other works has she received recognition for? Is her work usually similarly-themed? Does she always write in the same genre?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of superstition in the novel. Which character(s) are superstitious? What are some examples of superstition in the novel? Is Catherine a superstitious character? Were the people of the Middle Ages more superstitious than people of the 21st century? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the secondary characters of the novel. Who are they and what are their defining character traits? How are they related to Catherine? What is their role in the novel?

Essay Topic 4

Analyze and interpret the character Catherine. What are her defining character traits? What is her role in the story? What struggles or obstacles does she face throughout the novel? Does she grow as...

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