Essay Topic 1
Iris calls Norman "Joe Hill" several times in the story. Who is Joe Hill, and what similarities do he and Norman have? What are the differences between Joe Hill and Norman?
Essay Topic 2
What is a mid-life crisis? Do all men go through a mid-life crisis? How was Norman's mid-life crisis similar or different from other men? What triggered his mid-life crisis? Give examples from the text to support your responses.
Essay Topic 3
Why are the rain patterns on the island so unpredictable? How did the rain patterns over the Gull Reef Club impact on the story? If the rain patterns at the Gull Reef Club had been the same as they were for the rest of the island, how would that have changed the story? Give examples from the text to support your responses.
Essay Topic 4
Why does Lester Atlas call himself a "Truth Teller...
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