Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Yiyun Li
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In what way is love a constant theme throughout the book? In what way do the Chinese view love differently from Western cultures? Does the author share this view?

Essay Topic 2

What was the society of China as depicted in the book? What problems does the author highlight about society in China? What within the society does the author suggest creates these problems?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Chinese and American culture.

1. What are the differences between the two cultures?

2. In what way have the two cultures influenced each other?

Essay Topic 4

What are the differences between a novel and a short story in terms of the following?

1. Language.

2. Character.

3. Structure.

Essay Topic 5

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the book and helps to express character and theme.

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

Essay Topic 6

Examine the author's writing style...

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