Essay Topic 1
Discuss the symbolism of the single fingerprint stamped on the young murder victim's sweatshirt and explain the purpose the author has in mind for its inclusion.
Essay Topic 2
What is the function of Laurie's character within the narrative and what goals does her character help the author to fulfill?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the author's use of a confessional tone in relating the narrative of Defending Jacob.
Essay Topic 4
In what ways does the author deliberately mislead the reader during particular parts of the novel Defending Jacob and for what purposes?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the author's use of recurring dreams and visions throughout the novel and how this motif connects to the genres of the crime novel and the literary thriller.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss how the themes of truth and lies are interwoven within the novel’s narrative.
Essay Topic 7
Study carefully the way in which William...
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