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The Beak of the Finch Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jonathan Weiner
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Essay Topics

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

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

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

Describe Darwin's personality and contributions to science.

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

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

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

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

Describe Weiner's use of metaphor in explicating the information he presents, citing the finches' resemblance to Sisyphus as an example.

Describe Weiner's use of conceit (extended metaphor) and its...

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