THUG Final Essay

T.H.U.G. Final Essay
As a final project for The Hate U Give you will be asked to answer 1 of
the 3 essay prompts below.
Your essay should be a standard 5 paragraph essay consisting of an
introduction, 3 examples of textual evidence, and a conclusion.
Essay Prompts
1. Starr has two father figures: Maverick and Uncle Carlos. Compare
and contrast them. How do they influence Starr? How does Starr
challenge them?
2. What is the significance of the name “Just Us for Justice” and how
does it relate to Maverick’s explanation of Thug Life?
3. Discuss the differences between Garden Heights Starr and
Williamson Starr. How does Starr reconcile her two identities over
the course of the novel?