The Wasp Factory Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Explore the commentary this novel provides on gender development. How do Angus and Frank illuminate this process? Give examples from "The Wasp Factory" to support your statements.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Frank as a narrator. Is he reliable? How do his tone and word choice impact the novel?

Essay Topic 3

What role do superstitions and rituals play in this novel? Give examples of different superstitions and their meanings.

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast at least two settings in "The Wasp Factory." Explain the significance of setting to the novel.

Essay Topic 5

What role do dogs play in this novel? What do they represent? How do they drive the plot and the characters?

Essay Topic 6

Examine Frank's places, including his third floor room and bunker. What is the purpose of these places? How do these places impact Frank?

Essay Topic 7

Analyze the theme of secrets in "The Wasp...

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