On the Way Home: The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What role does the lap desk play in the story, and what does it symbolize? How is the plot altered by the presence of the lap desk?

Essay Topic 2

Laura has her own theory for how women should be allowed to act. What is this theory, and how does her life exemplify this?

Essay Topic 3

Who is involved in clearing the land at the Wilder farm, and what do they each have to gain by doing this?

Essay Topic 4

The tone changes frequently in this book. What are the major places where this change in tone comes about, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 5

The people in this narrative all had their own goals and motivations. Select 4 people and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the people around them.

Essay Topic 6

Almanzo is an upbeat man. How does this...

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