Essay Topic 1
Select 2-4 stories and explore the roles of women. What do these stories describe? How do they convey a message about the roles of women?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the struggles between the upper and lower classes in Italy throughout the time periods these stories represent. Select three stories that best illustrate these struggles.
Essay Topic 3
How does geography impact these stories? Choose three stories and explain how geography helps to develop the characters and plot.
Essay Topic 4
Choose one story and explore how marriage is represented in it. What message is the author trying to convey about marriage?
Essay Topic 5
Choose three characters that could be described as victims. Explain how each character fits this definition and what the literary value of having a victim is.
Essay Topic 6
How is religion a character? Choose 2-3 stories and explain how religion acts as a character in each...
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