Essay Topic 1
Explain Korean history as it relates to the setting and story of "Year of Impossible Goodbyes."
Essay Topic 2
Explore and discuss symbolism used within the text.
Essay Topic 3
Explore and discuss the ways in which the Japanese and Russians attempted to control the Koreans, being sure to mention:
3) Forced labor.
Essay Topic 4
Explore and discuss the writing style used in "Year of Impossible Goodbyes."
Essay Topic 5
Explore and discuss the narration used in "Year of Impossible Goodbyes."
Essay Topic 6
Discuss Sookan's education within the novel, mentioning:
1) Japanese school
2) Little Proletariat School
3) Grandfather's home lessons
4) Sookan's school in Seoul.
Essay Topic 7
Explore and discuss the theme of youth and its loss within the text.
Essay Topic 8
Explain Sookan's family members and their roles in "Year of Impossible Goodbyes."
Essay Topic 9
Discuss the appearances of abuse within...
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