Essay Topic 1
Describe Hunter S. Thompson's unique style of writing in the works contained in Screw-jack. What narrative style did Thompson use in the stories?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Thompson's letter in the Introduction to Screw-jack. To whom was the author writing? What imagery and events did he detail in the letter?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the setting of "Mescalito." Why was Thompson at that particular location? What impact did the setting have on the events of the narrative?
Essay Topic 4
Describe Thompson's interactions with the flower children in "Mescalito." What was ironic about their relationship?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the political events and climate surrounding "Mescalito." What references did Thompson make to the Civil Rights Movement?
Essay Topic 6
Who is Hubert Humphrey? Why did Hunter S. Thompson choose to use Humphrey in a metaphor in "Mescalito"?
Essay Topic 7
Describe the conflicts faced by the protagonist in "Mescalito." What was the...
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