Essay Topic 1
Does a setting create a character's experience or does a character impact and create parts of their setting? Using specific examples from the story, analyze the impact of setting on Alice in Florida.
Essay Topic 2
Do you think 15-year-old Alice's behavior of staying out late and being involved with boys is understandable, immoral or risky? Explain your answers to each of these three judgments with evidence from the story and your own personal opinion.
Essay Topic 3
What motivates the greed, if you think they are greedy, of the following characters in the story: Uncle Billy, Alice, Mother, Aunt Frances?
Essay Topic 4
Alice has multiple parental figures, good and bad, in Florida. Answer the following questions using examples from the story.
Who is a better mother: Mother or Nonna?
Who is a better father figure for Alice: Mr. Early or Arthur?
Essay Topic 5
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