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. Choose one character and discuss how you think the author, Virginia Hamilton, wants the reader to view him/her. Explain your reasoning.
2. Examine the significance of the Underground Railroad for the setting of "The House of Dies Drear." Use "The House of Dies Drear" to support your discussion.
3. Discuss the significance of religion in the "The House of Dies Drear" and the role that it played in the book. Use "The House of Dies Drear" to support your discussion.
4. Choose two characters from the "The House of Dies Drear" and compare their...
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