The Human Comedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topic 1

Prejudice and discrimination against people unlike you is a common thread in Saroyan's stories. Cite two examples in this book and explain what you think Saroyan was trying to say in each.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of women in the 1940s when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?

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