Research Paper Issues: Ideas to consider for use in your paper
1: Moby Dick
Who is the protagonist? Why?
Examine the main characters-their strengths and weaknesses
What conflicts exists in the story
Examine biblical allusions-what are they? Why are they important?
Discuss the symbolism of the white whale-what does Moby Dick represent?
What is the theme of this book-is it about the nature of good and evil?
2: The Scarlet Letter
Puritan society-symbolism in the novel
Who is the villain in the story?
Sin and redemption-biographical influences.
3: Huck Finn
19th century middle America-racism-Huck and Jim
The symbolism of the raft
Duke and Dolphin
Huck's background and education
Climax of the novel
Conflict in the story
4: The Great Gatsby
Materialism in the 1920's
Daisy and Zelda
Symbolism in the novel