Essay Topic 1
Why did President Kennedy represent great hope for Afro-Americans? How did his death affect the Afro-American community? How do you think things would have been different if President Kennedy had lived?
Essay Topic 2
Examine Cleaver's writing style. How would you describe his prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Cleaver's style give to his story?
Essay Topic 3
Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Cleaver use character and setting to express his themes?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of...
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