Essay Topic 1
How does Tomie show the importance of his community? What affect does this have on the plot?
Essay Topic 2
Tomie endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?
Essay Topic 3
How do Tomie's parents show their anger, and how does this change the way Tomie deals with his own anger?
Essay Topic 4
Carol was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence - however brief - altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?
Essay Topic 5
What emphasis did Tomie put on movies, and why?
Essay Topic 6
What happens on Tomie's first day of school, and how does he respond...
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