The Art of Racing in the Rain Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Garth Stein
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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the narrative style of the novel. From whose perspective is the story related? What is unique about this point of view? Is this point of view omniscient or limited? Is the story related in the past, present, or future tense? What kind of personality does the narrator exhibit?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the character of Denny Swift in the novel. How old is Denny when he first gets Enzo? What are Denny's passions? Also, discuss the motif of auto racing in the novel. How does Denny, and by default, Enzo, use auto racing as a metaphor for life?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and analyze the character of Eve in the novel. How does Enzo feel about Eve when they first meet? How does Eve feel about Enzo? How does this relationship evolve in the course of the reading? What are Eve's feelings regarding...

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