The Human Comedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is your interpretation of the book's title, THE HUMAN COMEDY? Does Saroyan mean to imply that these characters are having a good time? Or is there a message he wants the reader to learn from reading about the characters? Or is it something else entirely? Support your answer with examples if possible.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of faith. Identify at least two themes about faith in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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