The Water Knife Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Essay Topic 1

Define the term "antihero" and discuss how this term applies to Angel's character in The Water Knife. What personality traits does Angel exhibit that make him an antihero? How do Angel's actions in the novel contribute to this title? Is an antihero a protagonist or antagonist?

Essay Topic 2

How are the characters of Lucy and Angel differentiated and juxtaposed against one another in the beginning of the novel? How do these characters change once they have begin interacting with one another? What causes this change?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the setting of The Water Knife. When and where does the action largely take place in the novel? How would you relate this setting to your community today? What has created the setting of the novel?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the narrative style of the novel From what perspective is the story related? Is the narrative related...

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