Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Jean attended a British school where the schoolchildren daily sang "God Save the King". Jean, her cultural identity further confused, refused to sing the song after awhile. Her teacher, Miss Williams, noticed and Jean had to confess she didn't want to sing the song as an American who did not pledge allegiance to the British king. At recess, a stout boy named Ian Forbes confronted Jean and demanded she say "God save the king". Ian twisted Jean's arm until she burst into tears, but she would not say it.
1. As a child of American...
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