Essay Topic 1
Ian McEwan is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
McEwan uses more than one iteration on the motif of children's education. Identify at least two motifs about children's education in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.
Essay Topic 3
Describe some of the settings for The Child In Time. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did McEwan choose to use these places in The Child In Time?
Essay Topic 4
Julie and Stephen are two of the most active characters.
Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?
Part 2) What are some events that Julie had a...
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