The Human Comedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain Saroyan's use of character names and situations as mirrored from Homer's THE ODYSSEY. What character and location names can you identify that also appear in this work? What situations can be compared to events in THE ODYSSEY. Why would Saroyan choose to make these analogies in this work?

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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