Essay Topic 1
Examine the theme of financial struggle throughout "Joy in the Morning." How does this author comment on this theme? How does this theme develop both the characters and the plot?
Essay Topic 2
Trace the relationship development of Annie and Carl. Focus on at least three turning points and explain how these events are used to reveal something about the couple's relationship.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast two of the settings in this novel. Consider the impact of each setting on the characters.
Essay Topic 4
What are the gender roles and expectations within "Joy in the Morning"? How are these fulfilled? How are they ignored?
Essay Topic 5
Explain how sacrifice is a theme in this novel.
Essay Topic 6
Analyze Annie's education throughout this novel. Where does it come from? What impact does it have on her? Why is Annie's education significant...
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