The Second Coming Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

One of Walker Percy's main themes in the novel The Second Coming is identity. Discuss how the characters in the novel deal with their identities, using at least two characters to compare and contrast. Provide specific examples from the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Will and Allison both have epiphanies in the beginning of the novel, each realizing something important about life that will shape how that character reacts throughout the rest of the novel. Write an essay in which you discuss what Will and Allison each discover about life and how each character's discovery affects his or her relationships throughout the rest of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Will and Allison are both attuned to nature, noticing clouds, grass, trees, birds, ants, and so on, throughout the course of the novel. Discuss Walker Percy's use of nature in the novel and how the appreciation...

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