Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of the different settings in Home to Harlem. How is setting important to the story? How is setting important to Jake?
Essay Topic 2
Explain how the theme of revenge affects the characters and story.
Essay Topic 3
Explain how racial tensions within blacks affect the characters and story.
Essay Topic 4
Explain the role of World War I in the events of Home to Harlem.
Essay Topic 5
Identify and define the elements of a story arc. What events in Home to Harlem correspond with each of these elements?
Essay Topic 6
Compare and contrast Ray and Jake. What kind of relationship do they have?
Essay Topic 7
Explain the motif of the long-lost brown woman throughout the story, including a definition of motif.
Essay Topic 8
Define symbolism, and explain the use of spring as a symbol in Chapter 19.
Essay Topic 9
Explain the effect of prostitution on the...
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