Essay Topic 1
The four rhetorical modes of writing are exposition, argumentation, description, and narration. Which mode or modes are used in this book and how? List at least one example of each mode you find in the book. Explain what reason Spence might have had for using it.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the Woman Wang. What was her role in the book? How does she relate to Jen? What was Spence trying to accomplish by describing the Woman Wang in the book?
Essay Topic 3
Freedom was a recurring theme in The Death of Woman Wang. Who was free? Who lacked freedom? What constricted freedom? How did Wang gain or lose freedom? Which authorities controlled access to freedom and in what ways? Did Wang need a purpose in life to be free? Discuss.
Essay Topic 4
Spence gives the example of the bandits who take over power in different parts of...
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