Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the main setting of the bardo in the novel. How significant is the setting to the plot of the novel? What details of the setting are described by the author? What mood does this setting evoke?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and analyze the character of Hans Vollman in Lincoln in the Bardo. For how long has Vollman been in the bardo? Who is his best friend? How did Vollman come to die? How does his character evolve in the course of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the character of Roger Bevins III in Lincoln in the Bardo. How and when did Bevins arrive in the bardo? What notable attributes stand out in Bevins's character? How does Bevins's character evolve in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the author's insertion of both fictional and nonfictional essays, excerpts, letters, etc. in Lincoln in the Bardo...
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