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. David Mamet as a playwright typically has a very strong perspective in his plays. How does perspective come into play in Sexual Perversity in Chicago? How does a character's perspective influence his or her behavior? How does it influence the behavior of others? Examine each character throughout the play and discuss how their specific perspective contributes to the action of the play:
2. When Danny and Deborah argue about the shampoo, is their argument really all about the shampoo? Why or why not?...
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