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. There are a number of father and son relationships written about in these stories. Choose some of these to compare and contrast. How are they different? How are they similar?
2. The pursuit of happiness was a common theme found in these stories. What stories embody this theme, and how does that pursuit affect the characters involved?
3. Despair was an emotion that affected a number of the characters in these stories. Which characters are most affected by despair, and how does this change the course of the plots they...
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