The Human Comedy Test | Final Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

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Essay Topic 1

Faith seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is faith among the characters? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Who is most prominent with exhibitions of faith? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 2

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?

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.

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