Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Victor Martinez
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Essay Topic 1

Trace the characterization arc of Manny’s character throughout the novel. Discuss whether he is a round or flat character and whether he is a static or dynamic character. Use concrete details to support your claims.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how the themes of truth and lies are interwoven within the novel’s narrative. Create a strong, specific claim and support it with concrete details from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

William Faulkner once famously claimed that the most important literature deals with the subject of the human heart in conflict with itself. Explain how the theme of Human versus Self is demonstrated within the robbery scene near the end of the novel. Create a decisive, arguable claim and prove it with quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 4

How is the topic of materialism treated within the novel? Create a claim stating the author’s message regarding materialism...

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