Lieutenant Hornblower Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Since this novel is titled "Lieutenant Hornblower," why do you think it is written from the perspective of Lt. Bush rather than Hornblower? How does this different perspective lend an air of suspense to the novel?

Essay Topic 2

How does it become apparent to the reader that Captain Sawyer is a paranoid schizophrenic? What symptoms of this mental disorder are evident in his behaviors and speech?

Essay Topic 3

Since this novel is written from the perspective of Lt. Bush, all that we know of Hornblower is through Bush's eyes. Of the two, who is the most likely protagonist of the story, Bush or Hornblower? Why?

Essay Topic 4

Who or what is the most apparent antagonist in "Lieutenant Hornblower"? Why do you think this is the case? How does Forester, the author, shed the character in this light? How is the antagonist a foil for the protagonist...

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