Moccasin Trail Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting in "Moccasin Trail". How does it contribute to the story? Provide examples of ways the setting affects character's actions. How does the setting change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

Jim steals two horses in "Moccasin Trails". Compare and contrast Jim's and Jonnie's opinions about these acts of stealing. What cultural attitudes might be affecting their opinions? What is your opinion about the horse stealing?

Essay Topic 3

The concept of "medicine" is a theme woven throughout "Moccasin Trail". What Jim referring to when he uses the word "medicine"? Cite five examples of "medicine" from the story, and discuss Jim's beliefs about these.

Essay Topic 4

How are racial stereotypes and racial prejudice handled in "Moccasin Trail"? Do you believe these issues are handled appropriately by the author? Cite several examples to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss Jim's character development. How do we learn about...

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