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. What were the titles given to the two acts in this play? What significance did this have to the plot?
2. This play takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Robert Bolt have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?
3. Marriage and divorce were two huge and interlocking themes of this play. How were these themes presented, and which characters were most affected by them?
4. Thomas More's fatal flaw was...
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