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. Flashbacks play an important role Remembering Babylon. Select two flashback scenes in the novel and:
1) describe what happens in the scene
2) discuss how this flashback fits into the main plot of the story
3) analyze the importance of including this particular flashback at this point in the story. What impact does the flashback have on the story? How would it be different if it was not there?
Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.
2. Throughout Remembering Babylon, David Malouf weaves actual events from history into...
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