Essay Topic 1
How does Wallace create a dramatic opening sequence in the beginning of Infinite Jest? What is the purpose of opening so dramatically?
Essay Topic 2
What kind of tone does Wallace use toward drug abuse? What are some examples of ways in which diction and other literary devices contribute to the theme of drug abuse and Wallace's attitude toward it?
Essay Topic 3
What kind of relationship does Avril have with her children? What events have put strain on her relationships? Does Avril love her sons?
Essay Topic 4
What kind of relationship do Hal and Mario have? Why does it make sense that Mario looks to Hal for guidance and reassurance even though Hal is younger? What types of events cause strain in their relationship?
Essay Topic 5
Why did James commit suicide? What did his lack of connection with his family have to do with his depression and...
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