The Human Comedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Saroyan use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Faith seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is faith among the characters? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Who is most prominent with exhibitions of faith? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study on Mrs. Macauley. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

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