Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Who is the unnamed narrator? Why does he remain unnamed for such a long time in the novel? Why does the narrator feel that it is so important to tell Sarah and Miles' story? What clues are given to the reader throughout the book as to the narrator's identity? What clues are given to suggest the narrator is the one who killed Missy Ryan? Why did the narrator kill Missy? Was it truly an accident? If it was an accident, why did the narrator not call the police immediately? ...
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