Essay Topic 1
James and Marilyn marry. What were each of them looking for and why did their desires put a stress on the marriage?
Essay Topic 2
Marilyn did not approve of her mother's choices in life. Why didn't Marilyn approve of her mother's choices in life and how did her disapproval of those choices affect the choices that Marilyn made in her own life?
Essay Topic 3
Lydia once told her mother that she had no secrets. How was that disproved when Lydia disappeared and what type of secrets was she keeping?
Essay Topic 4
Members of the Lee family reacted differently to Lydia's disappearance. How did each member of the family react and what did that reveal about each family member?
Essay Topic 5
Marilyn's mother died in 1966. How did Marilyn's mother's death affect her and why did it cause Marilyn to examine her own life?
Essay Topic 6
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