Journey to the End of the Night Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Evaluate Bardamu's relationship to women throughout the novel (and particularly his romantic involvements). How does he treat women? Why do his relationships always end disastrously?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism of the Asylum in the novel, both the asylum that Bardamu finds himself incarcerated in and the one that he ends up overseeing.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role and symbolism of carnivals in the novel. What role does the carnival play, structurally, to mark transitions of setting or changes in people's behavior?

Essay Topic 4

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Bardamu's character.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the role of escapism and fantasy in the novel. How does it inform Bardamu and others' actions?

Essay Topic 6

Is Bardamu's low evaluation of human nature justified? Do people behave differently under some conditions than others?

Essay Topic 7

What does the setting of the jungle represent, both metaphorically and physically, for...

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