Eleanor and Park Essay Topics

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Eleanor and Park

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Eleanor and Park Essay Topics

1. Do you think Park and Eleanor made a good couple, or were they just two teenagers who had a good time with each other while they could? Support your opinion with textual evidence.

2. Richie is the obvious antagonist of the book, but the narrative offers no explanation for his behavior. In your opinion, why is Richie the way he is? Why is he angry and hateful and dangerous?

3. What makes Park’s dad different from Eleanor’s dad? What make him different from Eleanor’s stepdad?

4. Eleanor is not very close to her siblings throughout the book. Why do you think that is?

5. Bullying is a theme that recurs throughout the book. How does the author handle the issue of bullying? What are ultimate repercussions of bullying in the novel?

6. Richie is very abusive towards Eleanor’s mom. Why do you think she stays with someone who treats her so badly?

7. Park…

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