Essay Topic 1
The narrator struggles with his career as a writer in this novel, receiving advice from friends, family, and even the famous author, Bergotte. Describe the narrator's relationship with his writing and how it develops throughout the novel. How does the narrator's art of writing compare with the art of other characters? What does this mean in a novel considered to be semi-autobiographical?
Essay Topic 2
There are several houses in this novel. Select three houses and compare and contrast them. Consider the families that reside there, the events that take place there and the reputation of each house. How are houses valued in this novel and why?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the relationship between the narrator and his mother. Follow their relationship from boyhood into adulthood. What things change? What remain the same? What does each character want from the other?
Essay Topic 4
The narrator longs...
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