Essay Topic 1
Maturin finds Aubrey engaged in pursuing get-rich-quick schemes when Maturin visits. Discuss the following:
1. Can someone be an honorable man, which Aubrey is reputed to be, and engage in get-rich-schemes? Why or why not?
2. Why do you think a ship captain of Aubrey's stature and fine reputation has to make money in other ways? Is this right?
3. What do you think would happen to a Captain in the United States Navy today if he were living a life of desolation?
Essay Topic 2
Most of the entire series of novels concerning Captain Jack Aubrey takes place during the Napoleonic Wars; therefore understanding the political and social situation during that time helps to a greater understanding and appreciation of this book and others in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Research and write an expository essay about how the Napoleonic Wars begin and end.
2. Research and write an expository...
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