I have been assigned to write a LITERARY essay on a book that I have read, the book is called "Through Black Spruce" by Joseph Boyden. The literary essay has to be 2 pages long, (5 paragraphs). The topic on what the essay should be is writing about the characters in the BOOK. TOPIC: "Write a literary essay and compare the qualities and functions of several FLAT characters. How do they bring out qualities of the major characters? What is discovered about their own character traits?"