The Farming of Bones Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Throughout The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat juxtaposes scenes from the past in Haiti with the narrator's present life in the Dominican Republic. Select one of the pairs of chapters where she does this and:

1) Describe the past and present scenes presented in the chapter.

2) Discuss the relationship between the two scenes. What do the two scenes have to do with each other? Why does Danticat choose to place these two scenes from different time periods within the same chapter?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat weaves actual events from history into her fictional story. Select one of the situations where she places her characters within a real historical context and:

1) Describe the historical context of the scene or chapter (i.e., What actually happened in history that Danticat uses in the book?)

2) Discuss the relationship between the historical context and the fictional...

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