Essay Topic 1
Select two of the following characters to describe the difference between what they seemed to be and what they actually were: Omayra Torres, Karakawe, the Beast, or the Rahakanariwa. Use examples from the text to show what gives the initial impression, and how that impression is changed as the story progresses.
Essay Topic 2
Compare Alex's idea of what it means to be civilized, as he explains it in Chapter Four, with the ideas of Kate or Padre Valdomero, using quotations from the text. Which point of view is closer to your own?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Ludovic Leblanc in the beginning and at the end of the story. Tell whether you think he actually changed and if so, what brought about the changes.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss why metal and many objects of everyday use to Alex such as cell phones, watches, and compasses, are...
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