Essay Topic 1
Mother and Dad were raised differently and developed different personalities as a result. Compare and contrast Mother and Dad from this point of view.
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing was used twice in the book to express Dad's anxieties about dying at a young age. Cite two specific examples of this from the book and how the examples foreshadowed Dad's actual death at age 55.
Essay Topic 3
Identify the symbolism which was evident when the car wouldn't start on Anne's first date. Describe Dad's emotions about the event.
Essay Topic 4
Dad's desire to have his children excel sometimes superseded the well-being of the children. Discuss three examples of this from the book.
Essay Topic 5
Mother and Dad ran the household like a business and diligently worked to instill a strong work ethic into the children. Discuss what it means to have a strong work ethic. Cite three examples of...
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