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. 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?
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?
3. Choose one character to analyze. Describe the character. How does this character show depth? How do this character's actions and dialogue...
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