The Invention of Wings Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Sue Monk Kidd
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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the setting of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1803. Where is Charleston located in the state of South Carolina? What was the economy like in this region at this time? What was the political atmosphere in Charlotte in 1803? Where in Charleston do the Grimkes live?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the narrative style used in The Invention of Wings. Is the story related from a first, second, or third person perspective? Why do you think the author chooses to use a split perspective in telling the story? How does Handful’s narration differ from Sarah’s? How would the novel differ if the author chose to tell the story from a different perspective?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the character of Handful in The Invention of Wings. How old is Handful when her character is first introduced? What is Handful’s daily life like at this time? Where does...

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