The Devil's Highway Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Urrea, Luis Alberto
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Essay Topic 1

The journey of the Wellton 26 was undertaken entirely by people identified within the text as male. Write an essay analyzing the role that gender plays in Urrea's depiction of this deadly crossing. Use evidence from the text and any outside research you may require to analyze how codes of masculinity influence the walkers' motives, belief, or behavior.

Essay Topic 2

Religious imagery and rhetoric abound in The Devil's Highway. Analyze how Urrea uses these devices to shape the text's tone and themes. Provide evidence from the text and any outside research you may require to analyze the connotative or symbolic aspects of the author's word choice and the impact they have on the book's message and emotional content.

Essay Topic 3

Urrea uses depictions of physical injury and violence in many different contexts, towards many different effects. Choose two depictions of physical injury or violence from different portions...

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