Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Heda Margolius Kovaly
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 121 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Lesson Plans

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of hope and hopelessness in "Under A Cruel Star." When does Kovály feel hopelessness? How does she cope with this feeling? What causes her to feel this way? How does she overcome this feeling? What brings her hope? How is she able to remain hopeful despite the awful situations she faces?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the struggles that Kovály faces. How does she overcome these obstacles? Are the struggles similar to others in Czechoslovakia? If not, why is she experiencing them?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. When does it occur and how does it affect Kovály? Why does the Soviet Bloc feel compelled to occupy Czechoslovakia?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss anti-Semitism in "Under A Cruel Star." In what way does Kovály face anti-Semitism and how does this sentiment affect her life? How does she handle this prejudice against...

(read more Essay Topics)

This section contains 756 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.