Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of The Boys in the Boat. How does the narrative shift after the Prologue? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? Why do you think the author chose this narrative style? How would the book differ if related from a different perspective?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the technical aspects of competitive rowing. How many oarsmen are in a racing vessel? Who steers the boat? Who sets the pace for the rowers? What are the common distances of regattas today?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the athletic demands of competitive rowing. How does the author describe these demands in comparison with other competitive sports? What are the emotional and psychological demands of the rower and/or coxswain?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the spiritual aspects of rowing as illustrated in The Boys in the Boat. How does the element of synchronicity relate to...
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