Screw-jack Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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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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