Lord Hornblower Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

In the 19th century, there is no formal officer training or school for sailors. How do you think Hornblower's service on board the various ships affects his career? Compare and contrast Horatio Hornblower's education to that of a modern day officer. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of apprenticeship?

Essay Topic 2

C. S. Forester wrote this book in the 20th century about people and events in the 19th century. How does C. S. Forester use language to give life to the period? Is he successful?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the typical conditions on a British ship of the line as experienced by a seaman and an officer. Why are things so different? How much of this can be attributed to class inequality?

Essay Topic 4

What are conditions like for the common sailor in the 19th century? What are the pluses and minuses...

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