Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Erik Larson
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the history of the US Weather Bureau and Isaac Cline's work within the Bureau. How long had Cline been in Galveston by 1900? Where had Cline studied meteorology? Where were his assignments prior to Galveston? How was Cline perceived by his superiors?

Essay Topic 2

Identify, analyze and discuss the point of view of the narrative. In what tense and person is the story told? Whose perspective does the reader see the events through, primarily? Is the point of view omniscient or limited?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the heat wave of 1900. When did the heat wave begin? What regions of the United States were affected? How many died in the heat wave? How did the heat wave in the US contribute to conditions that led to the hurricane?

Essay Topic 4

Analyze and discuss the members of Isaac Cline's family. What was Isaac's relationship like with his...

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