Essay Topic 1
Farewell My Lovely takes place in Los Angeles during the 1940's. Discuss how the geographical and chronological setting affect the story and how the characters and story might differ if Raymond Chandler had set the novel in the United States during the present instead. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the following police characters in the story: Lieutenant Nulty, Lieutenant Randall, Sergeant Galbraith, Captain Blane, and Chief Wax. What kind of relationship does Philip Marlowe have with each policeman? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Three murders occur in the novel. Discuss the theme of murder in Farewell My Lovely. What are the motivations for the murders? What theme(s) or lesson(s) do you think the author is trying to convey through these incidents? Cite examples from the text...
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