Why is William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” considered to be a shocking literary masterpiece? Why does William Faulkner use flashbacks to reinforce the message of the novel? How is the question of morality brought up within the story?
How deep do “The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte” by Robert Asprey and “Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life” by Alan Schom reveal the life and the personality of Napoleon Banaparte? How does Robert Asprey portray Napoleon Banaparte? Why is “Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life” by Alan Schom considered to be a biographical sketch?
What is the strongest message of Lombardi’s quote? What relation does “superficiality” have with the quote? What meaning does success have in the life of a man from the interpretation of the author?
Discuss what type of humiliations Jane Eyre had to go through while at Lowood School? Who became the one who taught her how to cope with these humiliations and go through with her head up? In what way Jane Eyre’s difficult life at Lowood School shaped her character? Discuss the lesson Jane Eyre learned from Helen Burns? What is the difference between the philosophies of the girls?
Discuss the real reasons Jane Eyre falls for Edward Rochester. Why does she choose him and does not marry her cousin? Discuss the personality of Edward Rochester? Why does he need Jane Eyre in his life? What sacrifices do Edward and Jane make to be together? Are these sacrifices worth it?
Discuss if Jane Eyre can be possible called a feminist? Why? What role do principles play in the life of Jane Eyre? Do they help her throughout her life or make her life harder?
How does Mary Shelley view the possibility to create a new life? What was Frankenstein’s philosophy of life? What is the main agreement of the novel?
What influence did the Scientific Revolution have on Mary Shelley’s book “Frankenstein”? How does the character of Viktor Frankenstein resemble the values of Enlightenment? What is the main message Frankenstein brings to the reader?
Who is the real “monster” of the novel: Viktor Frankenstein or his Creature? What was the life of the “monster” like? What prevented Viktor Frankenstein from taking responsibility for his actions?
The Great Gatsby
What is the contemporary American dream for the characters of “The Great Gatsby”? What is the reason the society of the Great Gatsby looses the American dream?