Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Theresa to her two sisters. Consider their personalities and physical characteristics.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the mental impact of Theresa's childhood physical illness on the decisions she made as an adult. How does her childhood illness affect her decisions regarding sex, marriage and family?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the unusual structure of the novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar. How does it differ from a traditionally structured novel?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss in detail the author's inspiration for this novel. Talk about the real life situation that was the basis of the book. How was the author personally involved in the real life incident?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the era in which Looking for Mr. Goodbar is set. Why was this novel controversial for its time? What important social issues does it address?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the author's writing experience and her successes of this book and others...
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