Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of youth versus old age, including specific examples of its occurrence in the play.
Essay Topic 2
Explain in detail how Natalya's fickleness regarding Bolshintsov and Vera affects the course of events.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Natalya's thoughts about Beliayev in Act 1 with her thoughts about him in Act 5. How has her perception of him changed?
Essay Topic 4
Describe how Turgenev uses minor characters for comic relief in the play.
Essay Topic 5
Compare and contrast Shpigelski's behavior around his patients, particularly the wealthy patients such as Natalya, with his perception of himself, as stated to Liza in Act 4.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the role of foreshadowing in the play, using specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 7
Explain the role of soliloquy in the play and how it affects readers' knowledge of events.
Essay Topic 8
How are characters' alliances formed and broken during the...
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