Essay Topic 1
Using what you learned about the genres of theater, categorize "Necessary Targets" as a tragedy or comedy.
Essay Topic 2
Choose any three of Aristotle's 6 elements of theater and discuss their use in "Necessary Targets."
Essay Topic 3
How does Ensler use masks, both physical and emotional, to advance the theme of pretense in this play?
Essay Topic 4
How does Ensler use the character of Zlata to embody the perennial "Us vs. Them" conflict?
Essay Topic 5
Using at least three specific examples, discuss the significance of the tape recorder in "Necessary Targets."
Essay Topic 6
Please explain how Melissa is a foil to J.S. Be specific.
Essay Topic 7
Using at least three examples, explain how Ensler portrays the emotional transformation of J.S. through physical action.
Essay Topic 8
Please describe the climax of this play and its significance.
Essay Topic 9
Who are the "Necessary Targets" of the play...
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