Essay Topic 1
PROOF is a play, not a novel, and is meant to be viewed and performed in front of an audience. Discuss the structure of the play and why or why not it is effective.
1.) What do you think an audience is meant to take away from the play? What major elements of the play make it different from a novel?
2.) Did you notice a difference between reading the play by yourself and hearing it read aloud?
3.) How do stage directions play a role in understanding the play?
Essay Topic 2
Catherine is a complex character: for a young person, she has held an extraordinary amount of responsibility. However, according to her sister Claire, Catherine now cannot take care of herself.
1.) Cite three instances in the text where Claire's argument can be made, and Catherine's behavior is reprehensible.
2.) Is Claire justified in stepping into Catherine's life...
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