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. McTeague's journey throughout the book is peppered with discoveries. One such discovery involves the scope of his life and the lens through which he sees everything in his life. How does Mr. McTeague's vision of his life change over he course of the book?
2. Please give at least two examples from the book that demonstrate Mr. McTeague's discomfort and/or awkward behavior exacerbating a situation, and why he may have reacted with such discomfort and/or awkwardness.
3. What is Maria's relationship with money throughout the story? How does she use her money? How does it...
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