Essay Topic 1
Names seem to be a significant part of this novel, giving the reader insights into the characters, their personalities and their motivations.
Part 1 - Name five characters and describe why you feel Morrison chose their names.
Part 2 - With these five names, are there any that don't seem to be appropriate for the characters? Why or why not?
Part 3 - Do you feel the Biblical names have any further significance in this story? What sets those characters apart from the others?
Part 4 - Some characters have more than one name. Please name these.
Essay Topic 2
The ongoing debate over nature vs. the ideals of society is one that plays out in this novel, especially with those in the Dead family.
Part 1 - Compare and contrast Pilate and Macon. How do they live and how does this relate to society?
Part 2 - Do you feel society plays...
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