Essay Topic 1
What is the historical context of the story? How does the setting, in 1941, differ from the present? How would the story be different if the story occurred in present-time instead of in 1941?
Essay Topic 2
What is the effect of dialect on the story? What does the use of dialect tell the reader about the characters, setting, and time? How would the story differ if dialect was not used as a storytelling technique?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one character to analyze. Describe the character. How does this character show depth? How do this character's actions and dialogue define them? What do you think this character's role is in the story? Would the story suffer or progress if this character was left out?
Essay Topic 4
How is foreshadowing used in the story? What does foreshadowing tell the reader? What are the symbols of foreshadowing in the story?
Essay Topic 5
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