The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that describes the role of the absurd in literature, giving examples of books that use it as a device and explaining what purpose the absurd can play in communicating a message.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that critiques the scientific accuracy of a specific science theme in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, such as the babel fish or the Infinite Improbability Drive. The essay should be more of an opinion piece than a strict science essay, though try to be as "scientific" as possible.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that describes the personality of Zaphod Beeblebrox, and compares him to famous contemporary figures.

Essay Topic 4

Write an essay about something in the novel that is based on something in the real world, and the connection between the fictional and real versions. Examples include the bureaucratic Vogons, the figurehead Galactic presidency, and so...

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