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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