Essay Topic 1
Analyze the setting of the story and the total length of time that transpires during it. Explain why Aiken chose this setting and time, including examples from from the story to illustrate the ways they both enhance it.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1 begins with an allusion to a secret that is not identified.
1) Describe how the secret is first introduced, the analogies Paul uses to present it, and the effect it has on his life in general.
2) Explain why the author does not reveal what the secret is immediately. What is the purpose behind giving its features and showing the results of it first? How does learning about the secret's effect on Paul before knowing its identity add to its impact?
Essay Topic 3
What does the lesson Paul is sitting in contrast? Why does the author choose this as the place to start his story? In detail...
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