Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jack Gantos
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Essay Topic 1

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

How does ADHD affect this plot, and how has it changed Joey's life?

Essay Topic 3

What changes when Joey is given new medication, and why?

Essay Topic 4

Joey attends two different schools in this book. Please use citations from the text to compare these two schools, their methods, and their effects on Joey.

Essay Topic 5

What inspired Joey to make the world a better place, and why was this such an ironic part of this plot?

Essay Topic 6

What kind of abuse did Joey face in his life, and how did this keep him from excelling in his life?

Essay Topic 7

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and...

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