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Essay Topics

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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

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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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