The Miss Firecracker Contest Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What is Carnelle's overall goal in joining the beauty pageant? What does she hope to gain from it?

Essay Topic 2

How does Beth Henley use Southern dialect and culture in the play? What effect does it have on the reader/audience?

Essay Topic 3

What kind of reputation does each character have in the play? How do they seek to change this? Are they successful?

Essay Topic 4

In what way does each of the main characters seek redemption? How do they achieve redemption, if they do?

Essay Topic 5

How does Carnelle experience a reversal of fortune? How does it change her outlook, or does it?

Essay Topic 6

Which characters are seeking their self-identity? How do they seek to find it?

Essay Topic 7

Describe each character's quest for love in the play.

Essay Topic 8

How is Popeye an example of an ironic character? What is the purpose of...

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