Crow Killer; the Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Raymond W. Thorp
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of revenge in Raymond Thorp's book Crow Killer: The Legend of Liver-Eating Johnson. How is this theme illustrated in John Johnson's life? How is the theme illustrated in the response of the Crow Indians to Johnson's desire for revenge against them? What do you think the author is saying about revenge in this book? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss John Johnson's character flaws and strengths. How do his flaws hinder him in dealing with the conflicts in his relationships and in his historical era? How do his strengths help him in dealing with the conflicts in his relationships and in his historical era? Is his violence typical or atypical for his historical era? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

According to the introduction of the book, Raymond Thorp obtained much of...

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