Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Zlata Filipović
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Zlata Filipovic lived a normal life previous to the war in Bosnia. Filipovic's life changed when the first bullets and shells were fired. Compare Filipovic's pre-war life and her life during the war.

Essay Topic 2

War is a horrible event to live through. The constant shelling, gunfire, and fearing for your life becomes part of everyday life.

Part 1) Explain Filipovic's change in morale from when the war started and as the war continued.

Part 2) Describe the effects war had on Filipovic's immediate and distant family.

Essay Topic 3

Filipovic describes the war in her diary using capital letters to describe the feelings he had on May 13 and 27 and June 29 and December 28 of 1992.

Part 1) Why did Filipovic use capital letters in some of her journal entry?

Part 2) What words did she use to describe the events?

Part 3) Why do you believe Filipovic chose the words she used?

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