Our Fathers Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Andrew O'Hagan
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Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Granda Hugh and Robert. Both men want influence over Jamie at different points but have their hold on him in very different ways.

Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in literature? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 2

O'Hagan is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

What is the overall setting setting for the book? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did O'Hagan choose to use these places in the drama?

Essay Topic 4

Not being able to escape the past is an important theme in OUR FATHERS. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes of the story and cite examples to support...

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