Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of Wild. Is the story related from a first, second, or third-person perspective? Is it related in present or past tense? What impact does each of these choices have on the reader?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the genres of memoir and Bildungsroman. How does the term “Bildungsroman” relate to the narrative of Wild? How do literary devices such as theme, plot structure, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism apply to this genre? How do memoirs vary in terms of how they are related and how they are structured?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the history, geography, and physical demands of the Pacific Crest Trail. When was the trail built? How many miles long is the PCT? Where does the PCT begin and end? What mountain ranges does the PCT traverse? How much of the trail did Cheryl Strayed travel?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze and discuss the theme of...
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