The Crucible

Essay Topics for The Crucible Consider some of the authority figures in the play –Danforth, Parris, and Proctor. What traits, events, or characters motivate their attitudes and responses toward the witch trials? How do their views in regards to law and order differ from one another? Additionally, what can be said about Kohlberg’s moral stages … Read more

As you like it

List the “town” characters in the play, enumerate their attributes, and discuss how they reflect town life. Use the same format for the “country” characters. 2. There are four pairs of lovers in the play. Characterize each couple and discuss the concept of love that they represent. 3. Give several examples showing how Shakespeare uses … Read more

Their Eyes Were Watching God

In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie Crawford goes on a journey of self-discovery. What does she learn or achieve or fail to learn or fail to achieve on this journey? How do the stylistic devices or choices Hurston makes help the reader better understand Janie’s journey? Establish a central theme … Read more

The Poisonwood Bible

1. Analyze how the novel parallels the break-up of the Price family with the break-up of colonial rule in the Congo. 2. Compare and contrast Brother Fowles and Nathan Price. 3. Analyze how Kingsolver reveals important personality traits by depicting how different family members react to the same event, such as their arrival in the … Read more

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

Nothing is random in the world created by the author.’ How does Alfred Hitchcock use cinematic features to explore ideas in his film Psycho? How does Alfred Hitchcock present the idea in his film Psycho that being at odds with society’s values involves risk but complying with those values can also be harmful? In what … Read more