Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Napoleonic Wars between France and England from 1803 to 1815. How were the battles of the war distributed between land and sea? What were the politics of each nation like during the time? How does this setting inform The Yellow Admiral?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character of Jack Aubrey. How old is Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral? How long has he known Stephen Maturin? How does Jack fit the definition of the protagonist of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the character Stephen Maturin. How old is Maturin? How is his daughter disabled? How long has he been friends with the protagonist? What role does he serve in the narrative?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the process and legislation surrounding inclosure laws in Great Britain during the 19th century. What were the objectives of the laws? What political parties supported or opposed inclosure legislation?
Essay Topic 5
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