Persuasion Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Anne is the main character in Persuasion and she has very different opinions from most of the other characters. Use examples from the book to show how Anne views social status as opposed to how others in the book view it.

Essay Topic 2

As the title of the book suggests, persuasion is a major theme. List examples of how the powers of persuasion affect Anne throughout the book. Also, state whether you agree or disagree with Anne's reactions to that persuasion.

Essay Topic 3

Choose any of the following characters and describe whether or not you feel they change and, if so, in what ways:

Sir Elliot

Mr. Elliot

Captain Wentworth

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast the three Elliot daughters at the beginning of the book. How is each similar or different when the book opens?

Essay Topic 5

Compare and contrast the three Elliot daughters at the...

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