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This test consists of 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
THE HUMAN COMEDY is set in 1942 during World War II. What impact did this major event have on Saroyan? What impact did it have on his work, especially this novel. Explain.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The story takes place as America is in the throes of World War II. Explain the significance of the war on America in general and in Ithaca in particular. What impact did the war have on the choices that the characters make? Explain.
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