Paperboy Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Vince Vawter
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the narrative style of Paperboy. From whose perspective is the story related? Why do you think the author chose to employ this narrative style? How would the story differ if it were related from a different perspective?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the autobiographical elements of Paperboy. How does the author describe his own struggles with stuttering? What similarities can be seen between the author and Victor Vollmer?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Ara T. What role does Ara T play in the narrative (protagonist, antagonist, etc.)? Where is Ara T from? What is his relationship to Little Man?

Essay Topic 4

Describe and discuss the character of Mr. Spiro in the novel. How does Little Man meet Mr. Spiro? What are Little Man's first impressions of this character? How does Little Man's friendship with Mr. Spiro change him?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the character of...

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