Essay Topic 1
How does the Water-Method man relate to or express the conflict of society during the time the novel was written? Cite at least three examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
The sexual revolution in America challenged the traditional family unit with people turning towards communes in place of the individual family. Describe the parallels of the time period and the events of the book. How does this view also illustrate the relationship between Bogus, Biggie, and their parents?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways does Ralph Parker's film title take on a double meaning? How could this title, and the film itself, be a commentary on the society at large? Has the situation improved or declined since the book's publication? Support your opinion with the text.
Essay Topic 4
Choose three writing styles John Irving uses in the novel. Explain how each is used and what each particular...
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