Essay Topic 1
Raizo Yamata is the antagonist of the novel and the foil to Jack Ryan. His far-reaching plans drive most action of the novel and his unique personality affects many events throughout the book.
Part 1) Describe Raizo Yamata as a character. Include a full description of his background and beliefs. Explain how he came to power and how he exercises that power.
Part 2) Explain how Yamata is influenced by his culture.
Part 3) Explain Yamata's overall goals and how and why he is driven to achieve them.
Part 4) Yamata considers himself a patriot. Use evidence from the book to support an assessment for or against this position.
Use examples and quotes from the book to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 2
Jack Ryan is the protagonist of the novel. He is forced to respond to a range of critical international situations, and he has the most impact on the...
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