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. Using examples from the play, answer the following question: What genre of play is "The Winter's Tale"?
2. What is the symbolism of Perdita's flowers? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
3. What role do prophecies and the gods play in the story? Cite specific examples from the play to support your answer.
4. How is what happens to Polixenes and Florizel similar to what happens to Leontes? Support your answer using specific examples from the play.
5. What role do women play in "The Winter's Tale"? Use examples from...
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