For your second essay, I would like you to make an argument about a character or
For your second essay, I would like you to make an argument about a character or theme in City of Thieves. Please include quotes and examples from the novel to support your observations, and remember to analyze the passages accordingly. Also, it might be helpful to read Chapter 16 “On Closer Examination: Entering Conversations About Literature” in They Say, I Say. <
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Here are a few sample topics: Analyze a primary character in the novel. Is he/she likable? Is he/she a sympathetic figure? What do you find interesting or unusual about this character? Discuss the dynamics of friendship in City of Thieves. What does each character impart to the other? What role does the theme of courage play in the novel? Explore the theme of survival. Of course, there are many possible topics for this assignment, so please feel free to discuss your ideas with me before you begin to write your essay. Finally, please write in the present tense.

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