My Life and Hard Times Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

How does Thurber represent his family in the book? Does Thurber have any conflicts with his family and if so, how does he express these problems? How does Thurber's family shaped him as a person?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the generation gap between younger and the older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters?

Essay Topic 3

What are the differences between fiction and non-fiction in terms of the following?

1. Language.

2. Character.

3. Structure.

Essay Topic 4

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 5

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes...

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