The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Solomon and Volodya and analyze Volodya's belief that his father never understood him.

Essay Topic 2

Choose two Russian leaders discussed in "The Gates of November" and compare their styles of leadership and impact on Russian society and the world as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of the KGB or Russia's secret police in Volodya and Masha's life and the life of other refuseniks.

Essay Topic 4

Compare the experience of Chaim Potok's family with that of the Slepak family.

Essay Topic 5

Examine the causes and history of anti-Semitism and discuss how governments have supported prejudice.

Essay Topic 6

Examine the the theme of father and son conflict and generational gaps as discussed in "The Gates of November".

Essay Topic 7

Discuss how one might try to reconcile the identity of being both a Russian and a Jew.

Essay Topic 8

Discuss the spread of...

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