Essay Topic 1
Gopnik claims that he aims to examine the macro through the lens of the micro in his observation of daily French life. Describe how he does this throughout the book using at least three specific examples from the text and describing what overarching themes are established through small anecdotes.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how Gopnik establishes the setting of Paris in the novel and how the setting contributes to the plot and themes introduced in the book.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how "Paris to the Moon" explores the issue of media and how simulated events contrast with reality. Include in your essay and explanation of Gopnik's statement that, "There is no Regulon in the Semiosphere."
Essay Topic 4
How does the French cooking tradition differ from the American cooking tradition and how does this translate to the French appreciation of food?
Essay Topic 5
How is the narrative of "Paris...
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