Essay Topic 1
Write a personality sketch of the author based on her style and content. What values does she hold dear? What are her hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think she is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.
Essay Topic 2
Assess the statement that the Hoovers' experience is the blueprint for a new society. Were the Hoovers doing something other people could follow? Or, were they just doing what they themselves thought was the right thing?
Essay Topic 3
To what degree is this book internally consistent? How much does it follow the rules it lays out? Where does it break from its own logic or skip over things that you would think should be covered?
Essay Topic 4
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
Essay Topic 5
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