Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the author, Hunter S. Thompson. What style of journalism is Thompson known for originating? What are elements of his writing style? Give examples from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Thompson's assertions regarding religion, politics, and hypocrisy in "The Hellfire Club."

Essay Topic 3

Describe the narrative in "Buffalo Gores a Visitor." Who are the characters in this story? In what narrative voice and tense is the article?

Essay Topic 4

What did Thompson write about the Hurricane Crisis Program in the text? What examples did he cite? Why did he feel as he did?

Essay Topic 5

Describe Thompson's use of imagery and symbolism in the articles. What are examples of symbols that tie into overarching themes in the text?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the television news industry as depicted by Thompson in the book. How has the news industry changed in 25 years?

Essay Topic 7

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