Commonwealth Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Ann Patchett
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Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 1, the author uses imagery, rather than description, to create her characters and the world they live in. How is imagery used in Chapter 1 to develop characters, events, and the setting?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 1, in many ways, Bert is the opposite of Fix. The way that the author portrays the two characters makes Bert a character foil to Fix. How does the author make Bert a foil to Fix and how does that characterization advance the plot?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is told from a third-person omniscient point of view. The stories that the narrator tells follow different characters. How does the point of view affect how the stories are told and what readers know about characters and events?

Essay Topic 4

Blame for the divorce is placed upon certain characters depending upon who is contemplating the divorce and how it occurred. Who does Fix...

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