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. Compare and contrast the characters of Franny and Susie, making sure to use specific quotations from the novel to support your paper.
2. Describe at least 4 things Irving introduces in "The Bear Called State O' Maine" about the Berry family that become significant by the end of the novel. Make sure to address how and why these 4 things are significant later.
3. Discuss how Franny and Frank's physical fight in "The First Hotel New Hampshire" reveals information about *three* characters that are present in the scene.
4. In "The First Hotel New...
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