Night Kites Essay & Project Ideas

M. E. Kerr (Marijane Meaker)
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1. Write an essay explaining the relationship between the title Night Kites and the themes and characterization in the book.

2. Analyze the ways in which Kerr uses literary allusions to Poe, Frost, and other writers to deepen our understanding of characters and themes.

3. Pete is a creative writer, and the plots of some of his stories are summarized for us in Night Kites. They are mostly science fiction or fantasies. Analyze their significance in the book.

How do they simplify themes, foreshadow events, and contribute to our understanding of characters?

4. What is the significance of Erick and Dill's conversation with Dill's aunt when they visit her while they are in New York? The aunt does not appear again in the story, and this visit is quite brief. Why did Kerr include it in the book at all?

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