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. Compare and contrast the characters of Esperanza, Jessica, and Maggie from Fade Away. Cite at least three examples from the text to support your arguments.
2. Compare and contrast at least three of the athletes or former athletes in the story: Big Cindi, Esperanza, TC Collins, Greg Downing, Leon White, and Myron Bolitar. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
3. What are the major themes of this novel? Discuss at least three. Tell what you think the author is trying to say about each theme and how...
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