American Lit HW 5-17 and 5-18
Study for the final. The essay questions are below.
- Choose a character from any book we have read this year. All of the main characters were empty and looking for the same thing. What were they missing? Through looking at their life in the novel, how would their life have improved or changed if they had found what they were missing. Use Bible verses and evidence from the novel to support your answer.
- Choose two of the following topics and discuss how the theme was shown in Fahrenheit 451: (1) censorship and the suppression of ideas, (2) the power and value of ideas, (3) the meaning of a life richly lived, (4) the power of interpersonal relationships. Also discuss what lesson Bradbury is teaching the reader through the themes.
- Discuss The Great Gatsby’s theme that the American Dream is corrupted by the desire for wealth. What does the novel and its theme offer about the American identity?