Essay Topic 1
The wall is an important metaphor in the story and means different things at different points.
1) What does the wall that surrounds the Port of Anarres symbolize?
2) What is the significance of the prison walls that surround Kadagv?
3) What is the link between the wall and Shevek's parents?
4) What do you think the overall meaning of the wall is?
Essay Topic 2
Compare Urras and Anarres. What are the negative and positive points of each society? Are there similar countries in our reality? What are their relationships?
Essay Topic 3
How does the novel reflect the 1960s and 1970s concerns?
Essay Topic 4
What is an anarchist society? What do you think it would be like to live in one?
Essay Topic 5
The Anarres government tries its best to portray Urras in a negative light. What countries and groups do you think America presents in a negative light in...
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