Essay Topic 1
Palipana's career ended when the runes for a translation he created could not be found. Why could Palipana not be proved right or wrong? Is there a difference between being wrong and not being able prove that someone is right? How does that relate to Palipana's situation at the end of his career?
Essay Topic 2
The novel takes place in Sri Lanka during a civil war. In what way does the setting almost take on the role of a character? How does the setting evoke feelings in readers and set the tone in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Palipana makes a comment on page 99 that there is no existence without eyes. Why does Palipana use a story about eye painting to make his point about the relationship between eyes and existence? What does Palipana communicate about blindness through the comment that he makes?
Essay Topic 4
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