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. This play has a sociopolitical theme.
Part 1) What clues or characteristics make this apparent?
Part 2) What is the significance of this theme?
Part 3) How is the play and theme relevant today? Would any aspects of this play need to be changed to be more engaging for a modern audience? Why or why not?
2. This play is more than just a study of the racial tensions facing the south after the end of slavery.
Part 1) How is it more than this? Why is it more than this?
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