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. Explain the narrative style of writing in the book. Who is the narrator? How is his character defined through this choice of writing style?
2. What is the action or item that has precipitated Stevens' latest endeavor? How is he affected by this action or item? How is Stevens' response so out of character for his usual rigid demeanor?
3. Describe Stevens' preparations for his road trip. How do his preparations mirror his personality? Why is the trip out of character for him?
4. Define the role of...
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