Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, each of the characters sees their own manifestations of the character of It. Write an essay describing why the depictions of It vary between characters. Consider why this is significant. Many of the characters do see the clown, Pennywise, and he actually appears in some of the photographs. How do the different depictions vary? Is one depiction more real than another? Make sure to cite examples from the book to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
When Stan is contacted by Mike Hanlon to join the group in Derry, he ends the phone call, walks up stairs, and kills himself. Write an essay describing the significance of Stan's suicide in the novel. How do you think this suicide plays into the novel? Is it significant that not all of the Losers Club can meet in 1985? What does Stan's suicide foreshadow about the rest of...
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