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Little Dorrit Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Discuss the symbolism behind the Dorrit family's residence in the debtors' prison, using direct examples from the text.

Discuss why the Dorrit family's residence in the debtors' prison is (or is not) actually beneficial to them as a family unit.

Analyze the character of Maggy. Discuss: 1) what role she plays in the text, 2) what she symbolizes, and 3) what the reader learns about at least one other character through her.

In the beginning of "Little Dorrit," Arthur views his relationship with Amy as a father-daughter relationship, yet they end up getting married by the time the novel concludes. Write a paper about whether or not Amy and Arthur should have gotten married.

Analyze the role that Rigaud plays in "Little Dorrit" and at least 3 literary devices Dickens uses to discuss his character.

Analyze the role that the Circumlocution Office plays in "Little Dorrit" and what social commentary Dickens is...

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