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. Michel's conflict is due to his repressed homosexual desires that were very controversial in the late 1800s when the story was set and the early 1900s when the book was actually published. How would The Immoralist be perceived in today's day and time with our culture's standards?
2. How does the use of the first person point of view affect the reader's perception of Michel and his story?
3. Compare and contrast Menalque and Marceline as foils in The Immoralist.
4. What is the importance of tuberculosis in The Immoralist?
5. Discuss health...
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