The Remains of the Day Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 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?

Essay Topic 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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Stevens' preparations for his road trip. How do his preparations mirror his personality? Why is the trip out of character for him?

Essay Topic 4

Define the role of a butler in a great household. How does Stevens fit in that description. Is Stevens happy with his profession? Would he have chosen it if he had had other options? Explain.

Essay Topic 5

Stevens defines dignity and professionalism as the two main characteristics of a good butler. What other qualities are necessary to be a...

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