Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Based on what you read, what is Churchill's opinion on the various roles of women in society and how these roles affect their relationships? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. How do the play's individualized characters and realistic dialogue create a heightened theatrical reality? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. How do the women in Act 1 serve as manifestations of particular aspects of the life of Marlene? Select three characters in your essay.
4. What is notable about the dialogue in Act 1? How does...
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