Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting for the book. Why do you think the author used this setting? Could the story have taken place in any other location or time period? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the main character, Frank Bascombe. What are his physical characteristics? What are his behavioral traits? What is revealed about his emotions?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Frank's Existence Period. What does he mean by this term? What does he do during this period? How long has it lasted? Is he comfortable with it?
Essay Topic 4
What is Frank's relationship with his ex-wife, Ann, as the story begins? What is their relationship by the end of the story? What are Frank's hopes for the extension of their relationship long-term?
Essay Topic 5
Richard Ford is a writer from Mississippi. Can you discern any Southern attributes in his style? In his content? In his characters? Explain why or why...
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