Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
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.
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...
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