The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

The first act of Lawrence and Lees' play develops the characters and themes that made it one of the most controversial and successful plays of the late-1960s.

Part 1) Who is the protagonist? How does he or she change throughout this play?

Part 2) What are two of the themes in this play?

Part 3) Describe the importance of these two themes and how they relate to the characters in this play.

Essay Topic 2

The character of Henry is depicted in the play as a solitary revolutionary, who uses techniques of passive resistance to protest against injustice.

Part 1) How is he a revolutionary?

Part 2) What techniques of passive resistance does he use?

Part 3) How do Henry's thoughts and actions reflects those of the tumultuous 1960s?

Essay Topic 3

The events of the first act develop Henry as an individualist who believes deeply in personal freedom.

Part 1) How is Henry...

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