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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
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study on Mr. Grogan. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
This section contains 124 words
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