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. Joe Orton's work is known for its dark comedy, macabre subjects, and farcical nature. Describe these terms and how they apply to Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
2. How does Orton portray "family" in Entertaining Mr. Sloane? What do you think his intention is behind this portrayal?
3. How does Entertaining Mr. Sloane challenge the status quo of British society? How does it challenge sexuality?
4. Describe the theme of Entertaining Mr. Sloane. What methods does Orton use to express this theme? Cite examples from the text.
5. Describe how "humanity" and "virtue" are portrayed...
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