The Mosquito Coast Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Throughout "The Mosquito Coast," Allie Fox is highly critical of American culture. What points does he make about America and what problems does he see with his country? Choose three of his complaints about America and explain if they are valid in any way. Even if they have some validity, are his complaints contradictory?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel Jerry and Charlie often butt heads. Compare and contrast the boys and explain what roles they play in the novel. How would the novel be different without either of them?

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used in "The Mosquito Coast" to give the reader an idea of events to come. Think of three examples of foreshadowing and explain what events are foreseen.

Essay Topic 4

Allie Fox is often kinder to strangers than he is to his own family. Cite two examples of this and explain what it says...

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