Cheaper by the Dozen Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Essay Topic 1

Mother and Dad were raised differently and developed different personalities as a result. Compare and contrast Mother and Dad from this point of view.

Essay Topic 2

Foreshadowing was used twice in the book to express Dad's anxieties about dying at a young age. Cite two specific examples of this from the book and how the examples foreshadowed Dad's actual death at age 55.

Essay Topic 3

Identify the symbolism which was evident when the car wouldn't start on Anne's first date. Describe Dad's emotions about the event.

Essay Topic 4

Dad's desire to have his children excel sometimes superseded the well-being of the children. Discuss three examples of this from the book.

Essay Topic 5

Mother and Dad ran the household like a business and diligently worked to instill a strong work ethic into the children. Discuss what it means to have a strong work ethic. Cite three examples of...

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