Essay Topic 1
Stereotyping is a motif in The Bookshop. Discuss at least two instances where stereotyping appears. Who does it affect? How does the stereotyping in that part of the story drive the plot?
Essay Topic 2
Mr. Raven befriends Florence Green throughout the story.
1) Discuss specific events in the story that demonstrate his role as Florence's friend.
2) Do conversations between Florence and Raven affect her actions? Support with details.
3) Is Raven sometimes meddlesome in Florence's affairs? Support with details.
Essay Topic 3
Mr. Brundish and Violet Gamart are both influential citizens of Hardborough. Compare and contrast these two characters. Be sure to include their personal backgrounds, character traits, and ultimate influence in the discussion.
Essay Topic 4
Explain Violet Gamart's role as an antagonist in the story. Contrast her actions and motives with those of the protagonist.
Essay Topic 5
What is the parallel between the...
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