Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The Log from the Sea of Cortez contains not only information on marine biology but also discussions on philosophy, biology and spirituality, among others. Discuss whether sea voyage or any voyage in particular prompts analytical thinking on life and other sublime topics. Support your answers with examples from the story.
2. The Log from the Sea of Cortez was created out of the author's own frustration over finding documentation that can help him in his voyage, and the desire to do favor for future travelers not to encounter the same fate. Do you think the...
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