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Flags of Our Fathers Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

James Bradley (author)
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Essay Topics

Analyze Bradley's use of foreshadowing and other literary techniques, such as the use of short sentences in Flags of Our Fathers.

Discuss the influence of religion on the young soldiers and their families in Flags of Our Fathers.

Examine why Pearl Harbor was known as the "day that will live in infamy," and the meaning of this statement.

Argue for or against the rationality of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as if you were part of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

Discuss the significance of the Battle of Tawara.

Discuss the relationship between duty and patriotism.

Discuss the qualities of a hero. Why did John Bradley never considered himself to be a hero?

Discuss the role that mothers played in the lives of the six flag raisers.

Discuss how James Bradley uses characterization to demonstrate the tension between boyhood and manhood.

Discuss how Japanese soldiers are characterized, and compare...

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