Spunk Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Compare and contrast the characters of Joe and Spunk. How are their lives different? How are the characters the same?

How does the setting of Hurston's book contribute to the story and the reader's experiences?

How would you describe the development of the relationship between Lena and Spunk? Why do you think Lena becomes so quickly attached to him? What benefits do both characters derive from the relationship?

Identify the concept of a tragic hero (or heroine). Describe one character in Hurston's book that you think can be described as a tragic hero, and explain what makes them fit the description. Why does Hurston decide to include this particular character in the book? What does he or she represent?

What do you think is the main theme of Hurston's book? Identify at least three events in "Spunk" that communicate this theme.

What is the tone of "Spunk"? Why would Hurston...

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