Essay Topic 1
Discuss the writing style of Mario Vargas Llosa. Where is Vargas Llosa from? When was The Time of the Hero written? What is the literal translation of the novel’s title from Spanish to English? What political and social viewpoints has the author expressed in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting of The Time of the Hero. What clues indicate the time period in which the story takes place? What is the political and social status of Peru like during this time period? How is this seen in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Define “narrative point of view,” and discuss the narrative style of the novel. How many different narrative perspectives are employed by the author? Why does the author choose to employ different narrative perspectives? Who are the various narrators?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the history of the Leoncio Prado Military Academy. When did author Mario...
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