The Chatham School Affair Essay & Project Ideas

Thomas H. Cook
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1. Some reviewers have said that Cook is a master at characterization, and other reviewers have said that the characters in Cook's novels are often underdeveloped. Write a character analysis of one character from the book and discuss how Cook develops that character.

2. Discuss how Cook uses characterization to reveal basic truths about the human condition. Consider whether you feel more sympathetic toward Henry and Miss Charming, or toward Abigail Reed and Sarah Doyle.

3. Rewrite the ending of the story, beginning with the deaths, as if the Chatham School affair occurred today. Would the outcome change based on whether it occurred in a small town or a large city?

4. Write a persuasive paper to answer the question of whether we should follow our hearts, even if our heart's desires go against established moral codes. What would be the ramifications if we...

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