Essay Topic 1
What is gonzo journalism? What are the main characteristics of this writing style? How is Hunter S. Thompson connected to this type of writing? In what ways is gonzo journalism demonstrated in "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72?" What is the purpose of this style of journalism? How does this style help immerse the reader in the event that is being covered?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Hunter S. Thompson's sense of being socially awkward around the other journalists in the following format:
Part 1) His employer.
Part 2) His drug use.
Part 3) His attire and roots.
Part 4) His attitudes about other politicians.
Part 5) His relationships with the other journalists.
Cite specific examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the relationship between politicians and journalists in the following format:
Part 1) How journalists feel about politicians.
Part 2) How politicians feel about journalists.
Part 3) Thompson's opinions...
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