Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of the novel. From whose perspective is the first section of the story related from? Is the narrative told from a past or present tense? What are the notable elements of the author’s narrative style? How does the narrative change throughout the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the setting of the novel. Where in Australia are the members of the Pickles family living in Chapter I? What clues in the text indicate the time period in which the story begins? How large do you envision the pub hotel where the Pickle family lives in this chapter? What is this region of Australia like?
Essay Topic 3
How would you describe the linear structure of Cloudstreet? Is the narrative of the story related from a present or past tense? Does the narrative have nonlinear elements? Are there flashbacks? What effect do these...
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