The Mound Builders Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Define the term "Theme." How does the theme of Legacy play out in The Mound Builders? What is August's legacy?

Essay Topic 2

Give the characteristics of a Tragic Hero. How is August the Tragic Hero of The Mound Builders? What characteristics does he share with the ancient Greek idea of Tragic Hero?

Essay Topic 3

What are the legacies of the supporting characters in The Mound Builders? What is Delia's legacy? What is Chad's? What is Jean's?

Essay Topic 4

Define the term "motif." What is the motif in The Mound Builders? How does this motif relate to the characters in the play?

Essay Topic 5

What does the discovery of the God-King mean to August? What does it mean to Dan? What does it mean to Chad? How is this discovery important to the plot of The Mound Builders?

Essay Topic 6

Describe the actions of the climax of...

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