Essay Topic 1
One of the major themes of the novel is one's desire to live a emotionally free life. How do the characters in the novel struggle with their desire to live a life of passion and feeling? What are some examples of when feelings or emotions are stifled? How do the characters deal with these emotions?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Bowen's use of time as a plot device. Why does she go from past to present and how does this effect the narrative? What does the reader learn by going back in time in Part 2?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Bowen's use of foreshadowing. When does she use foreshadowing? What affect does the foreshadowing have on the narrative? What are some examples of foreshadowing?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze the motifs in the novel "The House in Paris." What is the meaning behind the letter motif? The house motif? The Charles the...
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