Essay Topic 1
Explain the point of view in this novel. From whose perspective is the story told? Cite some examples that validate your position.
Essay Topic 2
Phyllis is the epitome of a femme fatale. Explain what this means and cite examples that validate this description of Phyllis.
Essay Topic 3
Explain why Walter is so enamored with Phyllis. Why does he willingly offer to commit murder for her? Is this typical behavior for Walter or has something happened to him at this particular point in his life.
Essay Topic 4
Explain the meaning of the book's title. What is the literal meaning? What is the figurative meaning? Explain.
Essay Topic 5
Describe Keyes. What is his role in Walter's life? What is his role in the book overall?
Essay Topic 6
Explain Phyllis' personal history. What else is in her background that shows an evil character? Why does she behave the way...
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