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. How is the theme of trust evident throughout the story? Which character is the most trustworthy and why? Which character is the least trustworthy and why? Does your opinion of any character's trustworthiness change throughout the novel? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. During the trial and conviction, of Murphy/Soneji, how is the theme of appearances raised, presented, and interpreted? Support your answer with examples from the book.
3. Compare the character of Jezzie before her last trip to the Islands with Cross and after the trip. In what ways is...
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