The Miniaturist Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jessie Burton
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Essay Topic 1

Trace the characterization arc of Nella's character throughout the novel. Discuss whether she is a round or flat character and whether she is a static or dynamic character.

Essay Topic 2

What is the novel's message regarding the role of religion in Seventeenth-Century Holland?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the many instances of irony within the novel's narrative and analyze the author's purpose for including each instance you discuss.

Essay Topic 4

How do the themes of deception and secrecy function within the novel and what is the author's message regarding these themes?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the methods of characterization used by the author to serve as vehicles for the novel's humanist messages.

Essay Topic 6

Sensory details are used frequently by the author in order to create vivid pictures of Nella's world in Seventeenth-Century Holland. Choose three scenes in which sensory details are heavily used and discuss how the sensory...

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