Deacon King Kong Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

James McBride
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Essay Topic 1

Write an essay explaining the significance of the title of the novel, Donkey King Kong. How does the title reflect the main characters? How does the title reflect the novel’s themes? How does the title’s meaning change over the course of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Although the world of Deacon King Kong is firmly rooted in the physical world, the characters of the novel frequently discuss ghosts, witches, and curses (called mojos). Explain how these supernatural phenomena affect the novel’s plot and characters?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the author’s choice to tell this story by using a third-person, omniscient perspective. How does viewing the action through the eyes from an omniscient narrator affect the story? How would the book be different if the story was told through a first-person perspective?

Essay Topic 4

What do you think the future has in store for Deems...

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