Essay Topic 1
Discuss the different depictions of Corrigan in Let the Great World Spin. How is Corrigan perceived differently by the characters that describe him in the novel? What aspects of Corrigan’s character stand out the most? Why do you think the author does not depict Corrigan from a first-person perspective in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the metaphors and symbolism surrounding the tightrope walker in the novel. What central feat does the walker perform? Why does he perform this stunt? How does this performance impact the lives of the main characters in the story?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the character of Claire Soderberg in Let the Great World Spin. What is Claire doing when her character is introduced? What are Claire’s central conflicts in the narrative? How does the language in Claire’s chapter reflect upon her mental state?
Essay Topic 4
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