Washington Square Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of filial duty in the 1800's as presented by Henry James in Washington Square.

Essay Topic 2

Define setting and discuss the significance of Henry James' choice of setting in Washington Square.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Henry James focus on social conventions and beliefs as presented in the novel.

Essay Topic 4

Choose a character and discuss their role in creating conflict in the book.

Essay Topic 5

Choose two characters and discuss their similarities and differences.

Essay Topic 6

Discuss the theme of betrayal and discuss how characters betray and are betrayed by others in the novel.

Essay Topic 7

Examine how pride plays a part in the plot of the novel.

Essay Topic 8

Discuss Catherine's character and determine whether or not she is disillusioned and idyllic.

Essay Topic 9

Choose one character and discuss how their character grows from the beginning of the book to the end of...

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