Essay Topic 1
The characters are identified quite easily at the beginning of the play.
Part 1) By what are they identified?
Part 2) Describe each of the three main characters.
Part 3) Why would this play and these characters be appealing to a 1930s audience?
Essay Topic 2
The trio hatches a plan on the way to California.
Part 1) What is their plan?
Part 2) What is faulty about this plan?
Part 3) Is their plan successful? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Helen Hobart is an opportunist.
Part 1) What attracts her to the trio?
Part 2) What is her career? How does this suit her personality?
Part 3) How is her character similar to those in the same field today?
Essay Topic 4
The trio's diction school is closed.
Part 1) What foreshadows this closing?
Part 2) What are several reasons for its failure?
Part 3) How does this trio regain success after the failure of their school?
Essay Topic 5
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