Crispin: The Cross of Lead Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

During the Middle Ages, men were considered much more important than women. Money and property were passed down from fathers to sons. In the story, the main character is known only as Asta's son, because he does not know who his father is. He is treated badly by others because he has no father and so is seen as less important. He is not even given a proper name. He feels sad about this and cannot help thinking badly of himself, even though his situation is not his fault.

1. Why do you think the human society evolved with men being more important than women? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Considering without modern technology it was impossible to prove who an infant's father was but a mother is always known, explain why it would be more logical for children's...

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