Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe Father Flynn's demise as depicted in "The Sisters." In what ways was his death related to his faith? Be sure to discuss the incident with the chalice and the later incident of his laughing in the confessional booth.
2. Compare and contrast Father Flynn's faith in "The Sisters" with that of Father Purdon in "Grace." Given Father Purdon's sermon regarding keeping account books with God, how would he have responded if he had committed Father Flynn's fateful sin of dropping the chalice?
3. Describe the interaction between the two boys and...
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