Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the genre and the narrative style of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. From whose perspective is the story related? Is the book fiction or nonfiction? Why do you think the author chose to narrate the story in this manner?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the setting of Book 1: The War Years. Where does Jane live when the Civil War ends? Where does she decide to go after the Emancipation? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of self-identification in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Why is self-identification important to the slaves after Emancipation? How does Jane develop her self-identity? How does this theme apply to other characters in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the political and social atmosphere at the end of the Civil War. Consider the following ethnic groups, and discuss how each is affected after the war: Cajuns, Creoles, blacks, and whites...
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