Essay Topic 1
What significance do the following events have on the story and the lives of the characters?
1. The 1951 bomb testing.
2. The 1951 world series game.
Essay Topic 2
How is the story about Cotter Martin linked to the rest of the story and the characters? Why doesn´t the author continue Cotter's story? How do you think he would have reacted to his father selling the baseball?
Essay Topic 3
Which of the eras depicted in the book would you most like to live in and why? How accurate do you think is the author's of the era you have chosen?
Essay Topic 4
What is post modernism? In what way is Don De Lillo a post modern writer?
Essay Topic 5
What role does baseball play in the lives of the character? What reasons does the author give for baseball's popularity? What role does baseball play in American society? Why do...
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