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Literary Essay Topic 1:
In Shakespeare’s Richard III, the humpbacked King of England famous declares that he would give up his entire kingdom for a horse. Write an essay on how people in desperate situations may be willing to give up abstract ideas like freedom or security in exchange for more concrete possessions like a house or a car.
Literary Essay Topic 2:
Charles Dickens goes to great pains to present mirror personalities that connect with one another throughout his A Tale of Two Cities. Write an essay that compares London with Paris or Madame Defarge with Miss Pross or even Charles Darnay with Sydney Carton. Your essay should highlight not just the similarities between your doubles, but also the contrasts.
Literary Essay Topic 3:
Write an essay that describes the purpose of the literary tool of personification. Give concrete examples of why personification plants, animals or inanimate objects gives strength and durability to a piece of fiction. Show the various ways that personification can be gotten across, including the use of metaphor and simile.
Literary Essay Topic 4:
Create your own idea for a reality show. The only rules are that it must not put participants in danger and it must not be humiliating. Now write an essay that acts as a pitch for the new show that you send to a network. Choose a particular and appropriate network to pitch your reality show.
Literary Essay Topic 5:
What makes Jay Gatsby so great? Is he really even deserving of being called great or is author F. Scott Fitzgerald using literary irony in his titular expression of Jay Gatsby?
Literary Essay Topic 6:
Compare and contrast Spiderman and Superman. What are the differences between these two fictional characters. What is the primary element that separates them from each other? How are they similar and what aspect do they share that separates them from the average person around them?
Literary Essay Topics 7:
How does Arthur Miller’s The Crucible fail as an adequate metaphor for the Communist Witch Hunt of the 1940s and 1950s. Miller wrote this metaphorical play directly to point to the failure of American politics to protect against freedom of expression, but your job is to write an essay that points out how witchcraft is not an appropriately metaphor for witchcraft.