There There Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Tommy Orange
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Essay Topic 1

Describe some of the representations of the image of the Indian Head in There There. What are some of the themes Orange uses the Indian Head image to symbolize?

Essay Topic 2

How does Orange feel about the urban landscape as an environment for Indians? Use specific examples from several characters' experiences and narratives to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

How does Tony Loneman's struggle with "The Drome" exemplify the general Native struggle with alcohol addiction?

Essay Topic 4

What is the relationship between the book's prologue section and Dene Oxendene's vision for his storytelling project? In what ways could Dene's project be viewed as a response to the prologue narrator's views on the problems inherent in the historical representations of Natives in America?

Essay Topic 5

How does Orange's introduction of the phrase "there there" and the white character, Rob's, incorrect understanding of its meaning as it was...

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