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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 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 2
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 3
Create a brief character study on Homer. 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 144 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)