Essay Topic 1
Perform a psychoanalytical criticism of the novel, grounding your analysis in Laura's writings within her diary. Include quotes from both the novel and from scholarly sources focused on psychoanalytical techniques.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the novel's classification as a work within the bildungsroman genre. What messages is the author sending through her depiction of Laura's psychological and moral growth throughout her formative years? Include concrete details from the novel's diary entries to prove your claims.
Essay Topic 3
In what ways does the novel provide a realistic depiction of how suffering sexual abuse can affect a young person's psyche and behavior. Include both concrete details from the novel and concrete details from your research in order to prove your claims.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss how the theme of appearance versus reality is demonstrated within the novel and state the message the author is sending about this topic. Back up...
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