Essay Topic 1
Within this story are a number of references to the sea and to its moods.
Part 1: Why do you think the author chose to use the sea to describe the mood of the story?
Part 2: Do you think another force of nature might have worked better for this story? Why or why not?
Part 3: How does the sea demonstrate the moods of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
The house of Shruff End seems to be a living and breathing person in the story as well, with moods and with mysteries.
Part 1: What do you think the inner room of the house was intended to be? Why?
Part 2: Why do you think Charles needed to live in this particular house for the story?
Part 3: How does the house affect the course of the story? If not, why doesn't it affect the course of the story?
Essay Topic 3
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