Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Mariah and Dinah. Both women want influence over Lewis but have their hold on him in very different ways. What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters? Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama?
Essay Topic 2
Kincaid is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony. Briefly describe each and identify the technique which they exemplify.
Essay Topic 3
What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Kincaid choose to use these places and this time in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
LUCY is sometimes defined as an autobiographical piece based on Jamaica Kincaid's life. Do some research about Kincaid's life and describe how Kincaid based the novel on her own life experiences.
Essay Topic 5
Loss is an important...
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