The Human Comedy Test | Final Test - Hard

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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

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

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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