Essay Topic 1
Describe Malorie's voice. Use specific adjectives and examples from the text and analyze whether this is a positive or negative voice. Use examples from the text to support whether she is optimistic or pessimistic.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay defining a mother from Malorie's perspective. What does it mean to be a good mother, and does Malorie think that she is a good mother?
Essay Topic 3
Malorie and Tom develop a close relationship. Analyze whether their relationship is more platonic or romantic. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 4
Malorie and a select few are survivors within the novel. Analyze how the author portrays and develops Malorie as a character to develop the theme of survival in the novel.
Essay Topic 5
Malorie frequently recollects the words and behaviors of her housemates as she rows on the river. How do these memories inspire...
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