Essay Topic 1
Choose two characters that act as a foil to one another. In what ways do these characters serve as opposites? Are these differences indicative of good and evil?
Essay Topic 2
How is foreshadowing used in "The Italian"? Choose one major instance of foreshadowing and follow it through the book, finishing with how the event is fulfilled.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Vivaldi and Schedoni. How are their relationships with Ellena similar and different?
Essay Topic 4
How does Vivaldi change throughout the novel? Detail the changes he makes and the reasons behind those changes.
Essay Topic 5
How do the minor characters in the novel affect the plot? How would the novel be different if one or more of these characters were removed?
Essay Topic 6
How does the third person point-of-view enhance or inhibit the story? How would the novel be different if a different point of view...
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