Tangerine Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Paul is caught up in a memory and he recalls a boy Erik's age asking why Paul wore such thick glasses. Erik explained that Paul had stared at an eclipse and that it had damaged his eyesight, prompting the other boy to call Paul "Eclipse Boy."

1. Do you think it was rude to ask Paul about his glasses or was it good for the boy to be honest about his curiosity? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Knowing that Erik caused Paul's blindness, what kind of internal conflict do you think Erik lying about the cause might be happening inside Erik? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. The boy calls Paul "Eclipse Boy" after hearing Erik's explanation. Why do you think a person feels a need to degrade...

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