The Open Boat Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How is foreshadowing used in "The Open Boat"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the four men. How are their relationships with nature similar and different?

Essay Topic 3

How do the four men change throughout the story? Detail the changes they make and the reasons behind those changes.

Essay Topic 4

How does the alternating point-of-view enhance and inhibit the story? How would the story be different if a different point of view were used?

Essay Topic 5

Choose one of the main themes in this story (false hope, man versus nature, etc.) and detail its recurrences throughout the story. What does it add to the story? How does it affect the difference characters?

Essay Topic 6

How are the different symbols (the sea, the lighthouse, the boat, etc.) used throughout...

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