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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
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 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 role of a melting pot of characters is an important element in this story. Why is the concept of America and patriotism important in the story? What message is Saroyan trying to convey by incorporating people of different ethnicities into the work?
This section contains 113 words
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