Essay Topic 1
Describe the character Carol and her expectations at the beginning of "Main Street."
Part 1) What are her expectations for her life?
Part 2) What are her expectations for other people?
Part 3) What are her expectations for the world?
Essay Topic 2
"Main Street" is set in a time period where women begin to have freedom and options other than marriage. Analyze the various women who appear in the first several chapters of "Main Street" and how they reflect the time period of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Setting is an important part of any novel, as it shapes the actions and lifestyle of the characters.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the different settings in "Main Street."
Part 2) Examine the effect of each setting on Carol.
Part 3) Determine why Carol's story is better told from the backdrop of Gopher Prairie.
Essay Topic 4
Ambition is a human characteristic that causes people to...
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