Essay Topic 1
Discuss the relationship between Albert and Elisabeth. How does Albert describe his relationship with Elisabeth? Are they happily married? What does Albert do to end their relationship? How does Elisabeth react? How does this event change both of their lives?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of adultery in the novel "Laughter in the Dark." Who commits adultery in the novel? What effect does said adultery have on the lives of the main characters?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the protagonist of the novel, Albert Albinus. What character traits define him? What issues or struggles does he face in the novel? Is he a tragic hero? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the motif of betrayal in the novel "Laughter in the Dark." Who betrays whom in the novel? What effect does this betrayal have on the characters and the plot?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss Nabokov's use of suspense...
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