Therese Raquin Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Émile Gaboriau
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Essay Topic 1

Examine how this novel explores what qualities make a good man. Does the author have a firm description? What traits are valued? What traits are not valued?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the role between love and marriage in the society of "Thérèse Raquin".

Essay Topic 3

How does the author use foreshadowing in this novel? Is it effective? Why or why not? Consider the descriptive passages before Camille's death, like when Laurent is painting his portrait.

Essay Topic 4

Explore the role of a minor character, Michaud or Grivet, and his impact on Thérèse's life.

Essay Topic 5

Analyze the use of funeral/death/tomb imagery in this novel. What function does it serve?

Essay Topic 6

Examine the symbolism of Laurent's scar.

Essay Topic 7

Compare and contrast Thérèse and Laurent's nightmares. Include their solutions in this comparison.

Essay Topic 8

How is guilt a theme...

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