Where the Dead Sit Talking Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Brandon Hobson
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Sequoyah's life is impacted by his mother's behavior and subsequent imprisonment. Provide at least three examples.

Essay Topic 2

How is Sequoyah's cultural heritage reflected in his personality and behavior? Provide at least three examples.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the literary technique of foreshadowing, and give three examples of how it is used in the novel.

Essay Topic 4

Give three traits of the relationship between Sequoyah and Rosemary, providing examples of each trait.

Essay Topic 5

Argue that Sequoyah's assertion that looking back, he wanted "more than anything else to be liked, accepted" (37) was or was not accurate. Give three reasons for your answer.

Essay Topic 6

The motif of birds is common in the novel. Give three examples of the use of birds in the story. Then provide three reasons why birds might be significant to Sequoyah.

Essay Topic 7

Discuss Sequoyah's search for his identity, giving three...

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