Essay Topic 1
Trace the characterization arc of Barney’s character throughout the novel. Discuss whether Barney is a round or flat character and whether he is a static or dynamic character.
Essay Topic 2
What is the novel's message concerning the link between the dangers and possible benefits of hallucinogenic drugs?
Essay Topic 3
Determine the message sent by Philip K. Dick’s novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch regarding the human race’s affinity for escapism.
Essay Topic 4
Look carefully at the passages of the novel that hint at the true nature of Palmer Eldritch. Is Palmer Eldritch a ghost? A hologram? A human? A collective hallucination? What is the author's purpose for creating a true enigma in Palmer Eldritch? Include discussion of Palmer Eldritch’s name, his cybernetic teeth, arm, and eyes, and his intentions for his product Chew-Z.
Essay Topic 5
Explicate the theme of hubris within...
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