Player Piano Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What factors lead to the mechanization of Paul's society? Why is it so easy for people to become dependent on machines?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Paul dissatisfied with his life at the beginning of the novel? What choices does he make to try to change his situation?

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the novel, the lie detector reveals that Paul's main motivation is that he is angry at his late father. Why is he angry? How has this influenced his choices?

Essay Topic 4

There are many stories in the book about people being replaced by the machines they helped create. Find three examples of this, and discuss why these examples are important to the story.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the role of women in the futuristic society of the novel. Describe the professions of each of the female characters in the novel, and why their opportunities...

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