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. Define the term flashback as it applies to literature. How are flashbacks used in Kane and Abel?
2. Discuss William and Abel as main characters of Kane and Abel. What is the definition of main character and how do these men fit it?
3. What is the primary theme of Kane and Abel? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the novel?
4. Discuss the importance of family as a motif in this novel. Be sure to define motif in your response.
5. What methods and...
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