Essay Topic 1
Define the genre of Bildungsroman, or coming-of-age story, and discuss how this genre applies to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Consider the character of Junior when we first meet him as a reader in Chapter 1. In what ways does Junior “come of age” in the narrative? How is Junior changed at the end of the story?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the narrative style of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Is the narrative related from a first, second, or third-person perspective? Is the story told in the present or past tense? How do each of these choices by an author influence the outcome of the book? How would this story differ if it were related from a different type of narrator?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the history of the Spokane Indians and the setting of the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington...
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