Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the first chapter of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least 1 key fact about Jesse James, Bob Ford, and (Alexander) Frank James that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Choose one female character in the novel and describe at least 3 things that Hansen is able to do with her character because she is a woman AND at least 3 things he is not able to do with her because she is a woman.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast 2 characters of your choosing from the "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 4
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