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. Using what you learned about the genres of theater, categorize "Necessary Targets" as a tragedy or comedy.
2. Choose any three of Aristotle's 6 elements of theater and discuss their use in "Necessary Targets."
3. How does Ensler use masks, both physical and emotional, to advance the theme of pretense in this play?
4. How does Ensler use the character of Zlata to embody the perennial "Us vs. Them" conflict?
5. Using at least three specific examples, discuss the significance of the tape recorder in "Necessary Targets."
6. Please explain how Melissa...
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