Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe the overall ethnic culture for the book. What influences does ethnicity have on Moraga's poems and essays? What is the time period of the poems and essays? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues reflected in the work?
2. Explain the taboo of homosexuality in the 1980s. Compare and contrast homosexuality in America during the 1980s to homosexuality in America today. What major changes have occurred since then, including both positive and negative?
3. Explain the significance of the book's title "LOVING IN THE WAR...
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