Essay Topic 1
What does the title of the book (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) mean? Why does Rowling choose that title? What does the title tell the reader before he or she even begins reading the story? What other titles work with this text?
Essay Topic 2
Complete a character analysis of Merope. What kind of girl is she? What kind of woman does she grow up to be? What is her legacy? As part of your analysis, choose at least two major life choices she makes and describe 1) their long-term effects on her life, 2) what those choices tell the reader about her character, and 3) their long-term effects on at least one other character in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
The Harry Potter series are famous around the world. Consequently, most readers of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are familiar with the characters and the storyline. Write an...
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