The Dog of the South Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Charles Portis
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the main setting for "The Dog of the South". Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?

Essay Topic 2

How does Portis use the literary technique of local color in "The Dog of the South"? What elements comprise local color? Give some examples of the local color in Belize establishments, in the characters, and in the events.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Portis' writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in "The Dog of the South".

Essay Topic 4

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of regret. Identify at least two examples about regret in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of regret.

Essay Topic 5

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits...

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