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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
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
The theme of keeping loneliness at bay is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.
This section contains 114 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)