The Tain Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

China Miéville and Thomas Kinsella
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Essay Topic 1

What is the definition of main character? Name three main characters from The Tain and discuss the important role of each in the epic tale.

Essay Topic 2

What is the primary theme of The Tain? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of loyalty as a motif in this novel. Be sure to define motif in your response.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the characteristics Joseph Campbell outlines for the mythical hero archetype. Which character best fits all of these characteristics and why?

Essay Topic 5

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in this novel? Select a different type of conflict and explain how this story would have differed under that particular type of conflict.

Essay Topic 6

What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they...

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