Essay Topic 1
Write an essay analyzing Nora's misgivings about Josie Kincaid, and explain why she treats Josie the way she does throughout the novel. How and when does Nora's attitude and treatment of Josie begin to change significantly?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay analyzing the symbolism of Donovan's canteen, and of the visions Lurie sees in it. Cite specific references to the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
In the section titled Afternoon, what do you think Obreht is trying to convey through Lurie's conversations with the writer, who painstakingly records Lurie's stories but dies shortly thereafter? Write an essay explaining your answer.
Essay Topic 4
In the section titled Afternoon, how does Lurie feel when Marshal John Berger finally catches up with him? What seems to surprise both Lurie and Berger about their meeting face-to-face after so much time has passed since their last meeting? Write an...
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