The Beak of the Finch Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jonathan Weiner
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Essay Topic 1

Describe two settings that you find within the book, and compare and contrast them.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of the watch and the watchmaker in Darwin's mental development and in the development of evolutionary thought.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Grants' tools on Daphne Major and at Princeton.

Essay Topic 4

Describe Darwin's personality and contributions to science.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the theme of the importance of tiny measurements, including examples from the text in your explication.

Essay Topic 6

Answer the question, "Why are there so many kinds of animals?" Cite specific details and concepts that are found in the text.

Essay Topic 7

Discuss the difference between the fossil record and real-time observations as concerns tracing the path of evolution.

Essay Topic 8

Explicate and defend Weiner's use of epigraphs in the book.

Essay Topic 9

Describe Weiner's use of metaphor in explicating the information he presents...

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