High School Fiction Essay Prompts
1. John Steinbeck Of Mice And Men
Read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Write an essay discussing its use of allegory. Consider the representational significance of the unachievable farm, Curley's wife, and Candy's dog.
2. Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird Prompt
Read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Write an essay discussing the use of retrospective narrator. How does the narrator use temporal distance to build tension, to create nostalgia and to foreshadow?
3. J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye Prompt
Read J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Write an essay exploring Salinger's use of the first person point of view. How does Holden's character unfold in light of the stories he chooses to tell, the words he uses, his tone, the setting and his mental situation?
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