Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. How does Mary Roach use voice and tone to probe into and back away from the complexities surrounding cadavers? What are her primary tones, and how does she modulate them to handle different emotional situations?
2. Which use of cadavers is most objectionable, in your perspective? Make an argument for one of the uses Mary Roach describes in 'Stiff'.
3. Which use of cadavers is most valuable, in your perspective? Make an argument for one of the uses Mary Roach describes in 'Stiff'.
4. How would you characterize Mary Roach's intellect,...
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