Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the setting of the story. When does this story take place? What clues in the narrative indicate a time setting for the story? What is a “silo” and how is this setting described in the first chapter?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the tone and mood of Wool as established in the beginning of the novel. How are the tone and mood established in the opening lines of the first chapter? Why does the author choose to juxtapose the sounds of happy children with Holston’s march toward his death? What effect does this have?
Essay Topic 3
Define the narrative point of view established in the first chapter of Wool. Is the story related from first, second, or third person? Is the narrator’s perspective limited or omniscient? Is the story told in the present or past tense? What are the effects of these choices...
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