Essay Topic 1
What does Redmond mean when he says that Wallace is "the possessor of an inestimable privilege or the victim of a fantastic dream"?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the structure of The Door in the Wall in terms of setting and point of view.
Essay Topic 3
How does The Door in the Wall fit into the science fiction genre? What elements of the story in particular incorporate the science fiction genre?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss what the book of realities symbolizes, both in terms of Wallace's experience in the garden and the overall theme of the story.
Essay Topic 5
What are Redmond's motives for telling Wallace's incredible story concerning the door in the wall? Do these motives make him a reliable or unreliable narrator? Does Redmond tell the story to honor his friend or to mock him?
Essay Topic 6
How is Wallace characterized throughout the story, both through his...
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