Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The theme of death is very prevalent throughout the novel, with characters wishing they were dead or actually trying to kill themselves:
1. Name three times where death is brought up in the novel. Describe the three situations and which characters are involved.
2. Why do you think the characters in the book are obsessed with death? Explain their thought processes.
3. Compare John's escape into television and movies with Kate and Lonnie's wish to escape this world. How are they different and how are they the same?
2. Kate and Aunt Emily are...
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