Sag Harbor Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Colson Whitehead
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least 3 things that Whitehead is able to do with the character of Benji because he is a teenager AND at least 3 things he is not able to do with him because he is a teenager.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Benji's family's drive out to Sag Harbor 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least 3 key facts about Benji that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast 2 characters of your choosing from the "Sag Harbor," making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 4

Describe at least 4 features of Benji and how those features fulfill the traditional, literary requirements of a teenager/young adult.

Essay Topic 5

Analyze at least 3 different literary...

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