Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the setting of Devil in a Blue Dress. How does the author indicate this setting and the time period of the story in the first chapter? How important is the setting of the story to its plot progression? What tone does the author develop through the setting in the first chapters?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the protagonist Easy Rawlins in the novel. Given that the story is told from Easy’s point of view, how can the reader determine Easy’s personality objectively? What is revealed of Easy’s past? Do you think that the author develops this character in a way that makes him likable to the reader? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of race as applied to the characters of the first, second, and third guards that Easy Rawlins encounters at the office of DeWitt Albright...
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