Think about questions like this:
Does the novel contain a great deal of symbolism? Perhaps you could write a paper that deals with the author’s use of symbolism in the novel.
How does realism play into the meaning of the novel?
How does a change in setting affect the development of the plot?
Do you see a major theme emerging? How does that theme evolve over time? What is its larger significance?
How does a particular character change and evolve over the course of a narrative? What do we learn from an in-depth study of this one specific character?
You may choose to address standard fiction elements such as theme, characterization, symbolism, allegory, irony, realism, or settings. History papers and biographical papers are not acceptable for this assignment. Begin planning your literary research paper now. This is an ongoing project that you will work on while you do other lessons in this course.