The Human Comedy Test | Final Test - Hard

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Essay Topics

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Essay Topic 1

Explain Saroyan's use of character names and situations as mirrored from Homer's THE ODYSSEY. What character and location names can you identify that also appear in this work? What situations can be compared to events in THE ODYSSEY. Why would Saroyan choose to make these analogies in this work?

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Homer, Mr. Spangler, Mrs. Macauley, Ulysses and Bess. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.

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