Drowning Ruth Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Christina Schwarz
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Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the relationship between Amanda and Ruth with that of Amanda and Imogene and the effects this has on the characters as well as the novel.

Essay Topic 2

There are many flashbacks throughout the novel involving the drowning of Mathilda. Discuss the role that flashbacks have on the story and how they are used.

Essay Topic 3

One theme of the novel is tragedy. Discuss and describe how the novel falls into this theme as well as other themes the novel may fall into.

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast the relationship between Arthur and Imogene with that of Arthur and Ruth.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the role of mothers in the novel. Compare and contrast the mothering styles and abilities of Mathilda, Amanda, and Mary Louise.

Essay Topic 6

Compare and contrast the organization of Part 1 of the novel with that of Part 2. How do the sections...

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