Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of the novel. Is the narrative related from a first, second, or third-person narrator? Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? Is the story told in the present or past tense? What effects does each of these authorial choices have on the reader?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the characters of the Roux family (with the exception of Emilienne). How old are each of Emilienne’s siblings when her family immigrates to the U.S.? How does the narrator describe the relationships within the Roux family? Is the family close?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the character of Emilienne Roux as the central character in the first part of the novel. What characteristics does Emilienne exhibit in the reading? How does she relate to her siblings and parents? How does Emilienne cope with the loss of her siblings and parents?
Essay Topic 4
This section contains 889 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)