Passing Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Summarize Part 1, Chapter 1 which introduces the main character Irene Redfield.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 1, what does Irene recall about her childhood friend Clare? What tragedy does she remember associated with Clare?

Essay Topic 3

Summarize Part 1, Chapter 2 which recalls the last time Irene and Clare were together.

a) What does Irene recall in a flashback episode about Clare?

b) How did they run into each other?

c) Why didn't Irene recognize her at first?

Essay Topic 4

Describe how racism is introduced into the story.

a) What does Irene remember about Clare "passing"?

b) What conflict between the two is foreshadowed?

Essay Topic 5

What are physical descriptions of Irene and Clare? What indications are there that both women are light-skinned?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss why Irene is reluctant to resume her friendship with Clare.

a) What jealousy and resentment existed between the two women?

b) What past resentments may...

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