Foucault's Pendulum Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss some of the literary devices employed by the author in the novel (flashbacks, foreshadowing, symbolism, etc.) How effective is the author's use of these devices, and why? Where were they used in the novel, and to what end? Do these elements flow naturally within the text, or do they seem forced or poorly transitioned? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

The author includes a great deal of technical information related to mathematics, physics, and other scientific disciplines. What purpose does this information serve in the novel? Why does the author choose to include it? How would the novel be different without the addition of this information? Do you agree with its inclusion, or would the novel have been better without it? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis...

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