Essay Topic 1
Write about what you have learned about third world countries from reading A BEND IN THE RIVER. Mention the difficulties of travel, the problem of endless red tape, the disparity between the rich and the poor, and the uncertain political climate that seems to change from day to day.
Essay Topic 2
Write a paper on the development of Ferdinand from the time he was sixteen-years-old until last seen in the novel as a young government official. Explain how Naipaul makes those changes and give your opinion as to how accurate he is in doing so.
Essay Topic 3
Write a paper about African religion. Use Zabeth as an example and discuss the religious significance of the carved wooden masks. Also refer to Father Huismans' interest in the religious artifacts he collects and why he thinks they are historically significant.
Essay Topic 4
Write an essay on your opinion...
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