The Tower Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Poetic language is used.

Part 1) Is poetic language used throughout the entire play? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why might the author choose to use poetic language?

Part 3) Is this more effective and engaging than more prosaic writing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

There is a contrast between Olivier and Sigismund.

Part 1) Describe each character. Why might they be the way they are?

Part 2) How do they differ? Why do they differ?

Part 3) How do these differences guide the action that takes place throughout the play? What role does Olivier play in Sigismund's death?

Essay Topic 3

The play has an allegorical point of view.

Part 1) What is an allegory? Give an example of another story that is allegorical.

Part 2) What makes this play allegorical? Give two examples from the play to prove it is allegorical.

Part 3) Why might the author have made this play allegorical...

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