Essay Topic 1
Describe Eldon. What is his role in the story? What kind of boy is he?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Wayne? Father? Mother? Uncle David? Nels? How is each related to Eldon? Which of these relationships is/are most important to the story?
Essay Topic 3
What are the positive aspects of each of the seasons Eldon discusses? What are the negative aspects of each of the seasons?
Essay Topic 4
Eldon talks about a time of division, such as the time between yesterday and today and the time between fall and winter. What does Eldon believe about the possibility that this division exists? What does Wayne believe? What do you believe? Why?
Essay Topic 5
What is the first story Uncle David tells each winter? Why is that story important to him? What are the reactions of each of the other family members to the story?
Essay Topic 6
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