Mules and Men Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

How does Hurston's life provide the inspiration for writing "Mules and Men"? Provide examples from Hurston's life that lead to her passion for researching folklore and Hoodoo. How does this topic bring her closer to her culture?

Essay Topic 2

How do the stories in Hurston's book address the theme of creation? Choose two examples of examples and explain how these examples contribute to the theme of creation.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Hurston's personality. How does Hurston change from the beginning to the end of the book? Why? Do you believe Hurston intended to grow when she wrote this book?

Essay Topic 4

What role does humor play in Hurston's stories? Choose two stories and explain the use of humor in each tale.

Essay Topic 5

Hurston meets many interesting people in the book. These people influence her life in many ways. Choose one person or couple she meets that...

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