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. What is the narrative technique in Vanity Fair? How does the author present himself throughout the novel?
2. There are many themes found in the novel. Expand on any two themes that is relevant to the novel and substantiate with examples how the theme is worked into the novel with the help of characters, settings, etc.
3. What is the symbolism used in the novel? Elucidate with examples from the text.
4. The author makes a very intelligent use of names of the characters, for example, Becky "Sharp", the "Crawleys", etc. How does the...
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