Little Dorrit Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

Essay Topic 4

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.

Essay Topic 5

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

Essay Topic 6

Analyze the role that the...

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