Essay Topic 1
What is the primary theme of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the importance of the Grand Ole Opry and the Vietnam War to the theme of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the importance of water throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 4
What does Zachary symbolize to the people of Antler when he arrives in town? What does he grow to symbolize to Toby and to Cal?
Essay Topic 5
Analyze the character, Toby, and his growth throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 6
What methods and writing techniques does the author use to get readers to empathize with Toby?
Essay Topic 7
Discuss stereotypes present in the novel. How does Toby relate to or deal with the stereotypes?
Essay Topic 8
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