Henderson the Rain King Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Examine Bellow's writing style. How would you describe Bellow's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Bellow's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 2

The novel is set mostly in Africa.

1) What meaning does Africa bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that is set in Africa?

2) How different do you think today's Africa is to the Africa in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's Africa?

3) How do you think the African settings of the novel contributes to the novel's spiritual meaning?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the novel's dialogue. How does Bellow's dialogue contribute to the following areas:

1) Character

2) Setting

3) Plot

Essay Topic 4

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

1) What are the main concerns during the 1950's? How does Bellow...

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