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. Describe what is meant by a materialist and idealist. Which one of the two do you think you are?
2. Imagine you are stranded on a small islet. How do you think you would survive? What would you have done differently to Brewster and Hump?
3. Compare the characters of Hump and Larsen. How do their views differ? Are there any similarities between the two characters? Why do you think they both fall for for Brewster?
4. What difference do you think Brewster's introduction makes to the story? What do you would of happened...
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