Essay Topic 1
Discuss the characters of The Walrus and the Santa who never goes out of character in the story "SantaLand Diaries." How do these characters represent the paradox of the commercial Christmas?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the theme of the of the individual versus society and how it resonates throughout the stories in "Holidays on Ice."
Essay Topic 3
What is the irony of SantaLand? What does "SantaLand Diaries" illustrate about the modern American Christmas season?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the elements of satire used throughout the story collection.
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the irony of the situation for the following characters: Jocelyn Dunbar, young David Sedaris and Jim Timothy.
Essay Topic 6
How was a humorous tone used throughout the story collection to both and amuse and disturb the reader?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss the theme of appearance versus reality as it is illustrated in various stories in the collection.
Essay Topic 8
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