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. Explore the character of Mole in this story. What purpose does he serve in the book? How would you describe him? What makes him unique as a character?
2. Why does Kenneth Grahame use characters that animals with human characteristics? Answer this question in an essay. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Toad is one of the most enjoyable characters in literature. Write an essay comparing Toad to another character that you enjoy from another book.
4. Write an essay exploring the river as a symbol in this book.
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