Essay Topic 1
Describe the characteristics of historical fiction. How does the genre limit dialogue, setting and action? What historically accurate persons, events and social conditions are present in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
How are the elements of intrigue and suspense used in the novel? Which characters and events are defined by the use of intrigue and suspense? How is suspense used to affect the mood of the novel? How is intrigue used to further the action of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the affect anti-Semitism has on the characters in the novel. How does discrimination against Jews affect relationships in the novel? What civil liberties are suppressed as a direct result of anti-Semitism? How does anti-Semitism affect the motives of the characters?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the contrasts between the antagonist and protagonist of the novel. What type of character does the protagonist exhibit? How does the author define...
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