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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
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 130 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)