Essay Topic 1
Define theme. Identify one theme of the play. How does Edson express this theme throughout the play? What point is she trying to make through this theme?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Vivian and Jason. How are they alike? How are they different? How does Edson use these similarities and differences to deepen the story?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the controversy surrounding Vivian's end-of-life wishes. What are Vivian's wishes? How does each of her caregivers feel about these wishes? Are Vivian's wishes honored at the end of the play? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Explain Vivian's relationship with words. How did words become important to her? Why are words important to her? How does Vivian use her relationship with words during her struggle with cancer? Do words help or hinder her during her treatment?
Essay Topic 5
Define climax. Identify the climax of the play. How do...
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