Essay Topic 1
Describe the life and career of author James Baldwin. What role did Baldwin play in the Civil Rights Movement? What are the major themes and subjects of Baldwin's essays, plays, and novels? Where did Baldwin live for most of his life?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's actions, objectives, and obstacles in writing to his nephew in "My Dungeon Shook." For what purpose is the author writing the letter? How does he go about making his points? Do you think that his letter achieves his objective?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author's characterizations of his father and brother in "My Dungeon Shook." How does he compare and contrast these individuals? What does he describe as the failures and destruction of his father and brother? How does the author relate his father and brother to his nephew?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the language style of The Fire Next Time. How...
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