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. Based upon the first story, "Auspicious Occasion," describe in detail the Firozsha Baag apartment complex and its inhabitants. What are the apartments like? How do the tenants interact?
2. In what ways are Mehroo and her husband, Rustomji, different from one another? Cite examples that show these differences and explore their personality traits.
3. Explain why, in the story "One Sunday," Kersi becomes so upset at the thought of using his cricket bat to commit violence on a person? Visit other parts of the story that involve the use of the bat to explain your...
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