Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Ambrose and Robert. Both men want influence over Penelope but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in literature? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?
Essay Topic 2
Pilcher is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 3
What are the primary settings for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Pilcher choose to use these places in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
Greed is an important theme in THE SHELL SEEKERS. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 5
Describe the role of the family in THE SHELL...
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