Devil on the Cross Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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Essay Topic 1

The book is titled, Devil on the Cross. What does the title symbolize? What is represented by the title? How does the title reveal the author’s purpose for writing the story?

Essay Topic 2

The novel is told from a first person point of view from a nameless narrator. How does it influence what readers know about events and characters? How does the point of view of the novel affect the story?

Essay Topic 3

How does Wariinga try to deny her racial heritage by trying to change her appearance? How has she been influenced negatively by cultural messages?

Essay Topic 4

What nightmare does Wariinga frequently have, and what does it symbolize?

Essay Topic 5

Mwaura considers himself to be a capitalist. In what way might Mwaura be considered to be a capitalist? Would he be considered a successful businessman or capitalist? What does his character reveal about...

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