Essay Topic 1
Explain in detail how The Odd Couple has at least five of the crucial dramatic elements that we discuss in class.
Essay Topic 2
Define characterization in your own words, and describe in detail Neil Simon's methods of developing characterizations.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze how Oscar, Felix, and the Pigeon Sisters demonstrate gender norms of the time period in which the play is set.
Essay Topic 4
Explain in detail why it is important to study a performance of a play in addition to reading it in class.
Essay Topic 5
Describe what a foil is, and explain how Oscar and Felix are foils for each other.
Essay Topic 6
Using examples from the play, analyze how Oscar and Felix develop as characters throughout the play.
Essay Topic 7
Evaluate what you think is the message Neil Simon is trying to send about human relationships in The Odd Couple.
Essay Topic 8
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