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. The beginning of "The Subject was Roses" is an introduction to the Cleary family and the setting of their home.
1) Describe the period that the play takes place in and why it is relevant to the story.
2) Describe the apartment that the Clearys live in and how it reflects the situation their family is in.
3) Explain the events from the night before that have led up to the beginning of the play, including why they are important to the rest of the story that follows.
2. Nettie and John have...
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