Essay Topic 1
Jeff is a character who is eager to please his parents, no matter what they might do to him.
Part 1: Why does Jeff feel he always needs to please his parents?
Part 2: Do you think Jeff should always try to make his parents happy? Why or why not?
Part 3: What is the importance of Jeff's efforts to please his parents?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout life, people make decisions based on the reactions of others. Jeff does this often in accordance to his parents and with whom he is living.
Part 1: Why does Jeff favor his mother at the starting point of this story?
Part 2: Why does Jeff change his mind about his mother at one point of the story?
Part 3: Which parent does Jeff seem to love more? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The complexity of the relationships in this story mirror so many other families in the world...
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