Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Batman and Amadeus Arkham. How do their parallel stories finally intersect?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the importance of mother-son relationships to this story.
Essay Topic 3
Other than Batman, what is the importance of the bat to this novel?
Essay Topic 4
Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?
Essay Topic 5
How does the structure of a graphic novel relate important information such as time and speed to the reader? Give examples from the story to support your answers.
Essay Topic 6
Write a character description for the Joker. How does the Joker in the novel differ from the writer's original concept of him?
Essay Topic 7
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