Centennial Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Compare the roles of Native Americans to the roles of white people in "Centennial." What is revealed through these roles?

Essay Topic 2

How does Lame Beaver come to achieve his status? Analyze Lame Beaver's status in his tribe and the outside world. How does this help and hinder his tribe?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Levi's role in founding Centennial. How is Levi representative of new beginnings?

Essay Topic 4

Examine the theme of stealing in "Centennial."

Essay Topic 5

Analyze how the descriptions of Native American customs and beliefs are used as symbolic representations of the white man's world.

Essay Topic 6

Trace the development of the United States throughout this novel. How does what happens in Centennial reflect the rest of the country?

Essay Topic 7

Analyze the symbolism of gold in this novel.

Essay Topic 8

Compare the farmers to the ranchers. Why did these groups fight? What message is...

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