The Dark Is Rising Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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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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