Essay Topic 1
Describe the style of Jack Kerouac. What makes Kerouac's work stand out among the other Beat writers? Discuss Kerouac's approach to narrative.
Essay Topic 2
How did the Beat Generation originate? What key figures began the movement? Where did they meet?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss and describe the world events which directly or indirectly instigated the Beat Generation. How do the members of the Beat Generation view mainstream society? Why?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the works of Allen Ginsberg. What is his most famous work? What stylistic devices does Ginsberg employ? Use examples in your answer.
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the works of William S. Burroughs. What common subjects and themes does Burroughs revisit? When did Burroughs begin writing?
Essay Topic 6
Describe the Beat icon Neal Cassady. When was he born and when did he die? What was his family like? How did he meet the other Beats? What was...
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