Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the unfair treatment of the sharecroppers and day workers in the novel. The following questions must be answered: In what ways were the sharecroppers and day workers mistreated? Who mistreated them? Why were they mistreated?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about how the sharecroppers, day workers and poor farmers survived in the novel. In what ways did each family member contribute? What contributions were made by the youngest and oldest members of each family?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay that will answer the following questions: What was the "New Deal"? What were the Works Project Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps mentioned in the novel? What were these programs supposed to do?
Essay Topic 4
Write an essay about the "night men" that were referred to in the story. Who were they? What were their goals in the novel? Were they successful in...
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