Essay Topic 1
Which is stronger in Phantastes--plot development or character development? Why? Give examples from the story to explain your answer. Do you think the author did this intentionally? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Several components of quality literature include:
1) use of descriptive words
2) use of analogies, metaphors, and similes
3) an attention-grabbing beginning
5) appealing to the five senses
Is Phantastes an example of quality literature? Why or why not? Give examples from the story using three of the five components of quality literature to explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
In Phantastes, Anodos has dreams in a number of chapters. Choose a dream Anodos has. What is the dream about? What symbolism is in the dream? What does the content of the dream tell us about Anodos? Does the dream provide any hints or clues of events that take place later in the story? What is the...
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