Essay Topic 1
The story is written in epistolary form. What are the pros and cons of epistolary writing? How does it affect your enjoyment of Evelina?
Essay Topic 2
One of the themes of the story is the absurdity of social rules. Explore how the author develops this theme, particularly when Evelina commits a “social sin” at the ball.
Essay Topic 3
Madame Duval is introduced at the beginning of the book as Evelina’s grandmother, leading the reader to believe that she will be present throughout most of the book. Is the assumption correct? Explain with details.
Essay Topic 4
Captain Mirvan is a man of rank, yet he behaves as a rogue. What actions does Captain Mirvan take that are incongruous with a man of rank? Explain in detail.
Essay Topic 5
Sir Clement Willoughby won’t accept Evelina’s lack of romantic interest toward him. Explore his continuous pursuit...
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