AP Question-Based Essay 3, Sample A
Note: Write only about one text.
LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
time--40 minutes. This question counts one-third of the total essay
characterócharacters whose behavior discourages readers from identifying them as
purely evil or purely goodóare at the heart of many works of literature. Choose
a novel or play in which a morally ambiguous character plays a pivotal role.
Then write an essay in which you explain how the character can be viewed as
morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work
as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.