Essay Topic 1
Discuss the use of symbolism and motif in Desire Under the Elms. What predominant motifs are described in the text? What themes do these symbolic images illuminate?
Essay Topic 2
Compare the characters of Ephraim and Eben in Desire Under the Elms. How are these men alike? How are they different? What actions does each commit through the play?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the plot arc of the play, Desire Under the Elms. Who is the protagonist of this play, and in what ways do the events revolve around this character? Define Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution in your answer.
Essay Topic 4
Compare the themes of Desire Under the Elms to those of Strange Interlude. What themes exist in both plays? How do they differ thematically?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the style and use of soliloquy in Strange Interlude. How is this play stylistically different than the...
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