A List Of Easy-To-Write Literature Essay Topics

When you are asked to do a literature essay, you are usually given a certain book to do the essay on but if you are given the chance to pick your topic, there are some easy to write ones that will have you and the reader thinking.

What To Do First

  • The first thing you want to do is pick what work you will be doing your essay on.  Just make sure you get it approved by your instructor before you start to read it.
  • Read the book, read it twice if you have to, to know everything you will need to write your essay.


  • The author of a book wants the read to experience to tone of the story.  You can explain how the tone increases the quality of the book.
  • Every book has a hero or main character in the book.  You can discuss the archetype of that character using examples from the book to back up you work.
  • Using your book, you can discuss how it influences society.
  • You can do it on the theme of the book, using specific examples for the book to discuss it.
  • You can compare and contrast a book on an issue that is going on in present day.  
  • Write an essay on the conflict in the book, you can tell the reader what kind of conflict they are using, i.e. man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, and so on.
  • You can analyze the setting of the book and explain how it complements the story.
  • There is always a climax in the story, so you can explain what happened before, during, and after the climax.
  • A fun idea to do for you essay, is to take a third person point of view book and see how it might chance if it was written in first person.
  • You can pick a character from the book that you would want to trade places with and explain your decision to choose that person.
  • Most writers use foreshadowing to show the reader something that will be important later in the story.  Using your book, explain how the writer presented the foreshadowing and how it helped move the plot.

This is just some of the ideas that you can use as topics for your essay and they are easy to write.  If you’re still look for a topic, I would just set down with a list of literary terms and read though them.  These terms might give you an idea of what you want to write you essay on.

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