Essay Topic 1
What is the protagonist's main goal throughout the Dark is Rising, and how does he fulfill his mission? What obstacles does Will face in reaching his goals?
Essay Topic 2
Which characters stand in direct opposition to Will's goals, and how does he navigate the pitfalls and tricks set up to make him fail?
Essay Topic 3
How is the symbolism of the Light and the Dark portrayed throughout the novel, The Dark is Rising?
Essay Topic 4
How does Will embody the hero archetype in the fantasy novel, The Dark is Rising?
Essay Topic 5
How does The Dark is Rising fulfill the genre requirements of a fantasy novel?
Essay Topic 6
Describe how the Rider embodies the villain archetype and how his actions are typical of villains in fantasy novels.
Essay Topic 7
Why is the act of catching someone out of time symbolic of being out of the loop...
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