Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the narrative style of NOS4A2. Is the story related from a first or third person narrator? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? How would the novel differ if the author had chosen a different style of narration?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the character of Charles Talent Manx in NOS4A2. What information about Charlie’s past does the narrator reveal in the prologue? How is Manx’s condition described by the doctors in the infirmary? What role does Charlie play in the plot of the story?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the character of Nurse Ellen Thornton and her encounter with Charles Manx in the “Prologue: Season’s Greetings, December 2008.” What does Charlie say to Nurse Thornton? How does Nurse Thornton tend to regard her patients in the prison infirmary? How is she affected by her encounter with Manx...
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