Ideas for Reports and Papers

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 196

1. Compare the character of Adam to the character of Jim Hawkins in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Does the narrative of Treasure Island reflect Jim's point of view in the same way that the narrative of Adam of the Road reflects Adam's perspective? Explain.

Writing an essay?
Get a custom outline

Our Essay Lab can help you tackle any essay assignment within seconds, whether you’re studying Macbeth or the American Revolution. Try it today!

Start an Essay

2. Compare details in Adam of the Road with information from nonfiction about the time period. How authentic are the novel's details?

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

3. The changing of seasons is a common motif in literature. Gray closely chronicles the seasonal changes as they affect the physical landscape. Do these changes have symbolic importance as well? Explain.

Homework Help

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016, 3:08 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

4. Sometimes writers of historical fiction wish to convey a subjective viewpoint about historical events or attitudes. Does Gray in any way express her own opinions about the social and political conventions she depicts, or is her treatment purely objective? Consider, for example, her portrayal of attitudes toward women and class conflict.

5. If you were to write a modem version of Adam of the Road, where would it take place? What occupation would Adam's father have? What occupations would some of the people Adam meets have? Would anything be the same as the original story? Would the theme remain the same?

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Next

Topics for Discussion