The Human Comedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study on Mr. Spangler. 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?

Essay Topic 2

Explore Saroyan's premise that patriotism is almost the same as faith. Would this idea always be true or was it a popular idea at the time this book was written during World War II?

Essay Topic 3

THE HUMAN COMEDY is set in 1942 during World War II. What impact did this major event have on Saroyan? What impact did it have on his work, especially this novel. Explain.

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