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 two things does the reader learn from the argument between Philine and Alceste? Identify the points in the argument that lead the reader to this discovery. Why does the author use an argument to make his point? Can he express these issues in a different way?
2. What is Celimene's true character? What evidence is provided throughout the play that indicates her character? Do you think this character is the true misanthrope?
3. Provide a short discussion about Alceste's court case. What is it concerning? Who is involved? How does he feel about it?...
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