Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Write a paper on the real conflict in THE POWER AND THE GLORY. Mention where that title phrase comes from (cf. the Lord's prayer) and how it transcends the struggle of the priest to stay alive. Explain in your paper how effectively Greene makes his point.
2. Coral was an idealistic young girl with a sense of immortality. Write a paper using her as an example about how idealistic young people tend to rush into danger. How does Greene make her a sympathetic character in the mind of the reader?
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