The Sellout Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Paul Beatty
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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the narrative style of The Sellout. From what perspective is the story related? Is the narrative related in the present, past, or future tense? Who is the presumed audience of the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the protagonist of The Sellout. What is this character's approximate age? What is his profession? What are his actions, objectives, and obstacles in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of racism in The Sellout. How does the author develop this theme through setting and characters? How is the theme related to symbolism and imagery in the novel? What statements do you think the author is making about racism? Why?

Essay Topic 4

Analyze and discuss the character of F. K. Me in The Sellout. What is this character's profession? How is his relationship with his son depicted? Do you think this character is portrayed as a...

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