Essay Topic 1
What struggles does Ruth face throughout the novel? What causes these struggles? How does she overcome them? How are her struggles associated with the setting of the novel? How are they associated with her background and her family?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of family in the novel "Ruth Hall". Is family important to Ruth? How does her family treat her? Why doesn't Ruth's family help her in her time of need? Is she surprised by this?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Ruth's marriage to Harry in the novel "Ruth Hall". Do they have a good marriage? Why or why not? Is Harry a good husband to Ruth? How does Harry's death affect Ruth's life?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze Ruth's character growth throughout the novel. How does she compare at the beginning of the novel and the end of the novel? What contributed to her growth as a character...
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