Essay Topic 1
Soraya wants David out of her life and yet he says he admires her. What does David's admiration of Soraya suggest about him? Is he idolizing her? Does he ignore her treatment of him or does he see something beyond her warnings to never see her again?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 1, the reader meets Soraya and in Chapter 2, the reader meets Melanie. Compare and contrast these two women. What do they have in common? What are their differences?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 4, David lectures on Byron's poem, Lara. Using the excerpts in the chapter, or the entire text, discuss the themes of this poem and connect them to what are probable themes in David's life before or now.
Essay Topic 4
At the end of Chapter 5, David reads a report of his indiscretion in the local paper. When the piece mentions that David has written a book...
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