Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author's life.
1. Write a short biography of the author.
2. In what way is his life and personality is reflected in the book?
Essay Topic 2
What is Gonzo journalism? In what way is the Curse of Lono an example of Gonzo Journalism?
Essay Topic 3
Hunter greatly influenced Gonzo journalism. Choose a journalist that you think was influenced by the book and discuss its similarities with the book in terms of the following:
Essay Topic 4
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 5
Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?
Essay Topic 6
Examine the book's chronological setting...
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