Smilla's Sense of Snow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Vulnerability and self preservation are traits that bond Smilla and Isaiah in Smilla's Sense of Snow. Explore the dual roles of vulnerability and self preservation in:

1) Smilla.

2) Isaiah.

3) Jakkelsen.

4) Andreas Licht.

Essay Topic 2

Smilla struggles against authority figures throughout Smilla's Sense of Snow. Analyze her relationship with each of these key figures. Discuss any antagonism, the reason for it, and the importance of that relationship to the plot line.

1) The Toenail or Raven.

2) Johannes Loyen.

3) Moritz.

4) Elsa Lubing or Tork.

Essay Topic 3

Sarcasm is sometimes used as comic relief or for a change of tone in Smilla's Sense of Snow.

1) Explore the use of sarcasm between Smilla and Lander. Describe how this fosters their relationship.

2) Analyze Smilla's meeting with Andreas Licht and talk about how both of their characters deal with the meeting. What motivates both of them? Why do they choose to interact in the way they do?

3) Explore Smilla's use of sarcasm and reaction to the sarcastic behaviors of others. What does Smilla's reaction to sarcasm indicate about her character? Does the nature of the relationships she chooses reflect a specific attitude, or does everyone use sarcasm in some way? Use specifics from the story to support your responses.

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