The Stories of John Cheever Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

In "Goodbye My Brother," what kind of emotions does the Pomeroy family feel when Lawrence removes himself? Describe how these feelings are complicated because of their relationship with Lawrence.

Essay Topic 2

In "The Enormous Radio," describe the changes that occur in the character of Irene when she gets a new radio. Be sure to describe her life before the new and radio and her obsessions and attitude afterward.

Essay Topic 3

In "The Enormous Radio," Jim explodes at Irene for her obsession with eavesdropping. Why does Jim think he is better than his wife Irene?

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast Evarts and Alice Malloys' reasons for traveling from their home in Indiana to Manhatten. What is the driving force for Evarts? How does it differ from Alice's?

Essay Topic 5

Do you think Ralph feels entitled to having a rich lifestyle? Or does he just want to be...

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