Essay Topic 1
Discuss the motif of family in the novel "Stern Men". Describe Ruth's relationship with her father and mother. Describe the Pommeroy and Ellis families.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and interpret the protagonist of the novel. Ruth Thomas. What are her defining character traits? What is most important to her and why? What important events take place during her life?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the setting of the novel. In what way is the setting an important aspect of this story? How might Ruth's life have been different if she had not lived in the lobster fishing community?
Essay Topic 4
Describe Ruth's dreams and why she desires them. What is the connection between Ruth's dreams and ambitions and the setting of the novel? What obstacles might have prevented Ruth from achieving her dreams?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the author of the novel "Stern Men", Elizabeth Gilbert. What are some of...
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