Essay Topic 1
In The Last Mission, Jack befriends Chuckie, a fellow Army Air Corps crew member. Chuckie quickly becomes Jack's closest friend and an important character in the novel. Write an essay comparing the characters of Chuckie and Jack. Why has each character chosen to join the war effort? Why the Army Air Corps? How does Jack's friendship with Chuckie help him to adjust to life away from home?
Essay Topic 2
Jack struggles with his feelings of homesickness throughout the novel. These homesick feelings are a major theme in the novel.
Part 1) What is homesickness? How can it affect a person's state of mind?
Part 2) How is Jack's homesick feelings making him act?
Part 3) How does Jack cope with his homesick feelings?
Essay Topic 3
Family is a recurrent theme in The Last Mission. Jack misses his family and has a hard time not being able...
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