Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Discuss how the Helen Minton murder scene 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least three key facts about Helen that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.
2. Describe at least three things that Grimes is able to do with the character of Helen because she is a woman AND at least three things she is *not* able to do with her because she is a woman.
3. Compare and contrast...
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