Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The story opens with a stormy scene. The road to Cambridge has been strewn with willow branches. 1) Discuss an analogy that can be drawn between the strewn willow branches and Daisy's life. 2) How does the storm foreshadow a change in Fred's life?
2. Early in the story, Fred appears to be a one-dimensional character. Discuss Fred's early persona. Identify qualities that emerge as Fred interacts with specific story characters.
3. St. Angelicus has the dubious distinction of being founded by Pope Benedict, who was later dethroned. ...
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