Essay Topic 1
Sophie carries a shotgun with her wherever she goes. What does this say about Sophie and about the town of Nicodemus, Kansas?
Essay Topic 2
Research Kansas as it was in the 1890s and write about what daily life is like for an African American there. How well do the characters in the play portray the average black person in Kansas of those times?
Essay Topic 3
Research and discuss plantation life as seen in the eyes of a slave. Compare this to what Miss Leah's early life was like.
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast cultural differences between Nicodemus and Memphis.
Essay Topic 5
Write about what Minnie's life as the youngest sister is like. How does where Minnie's life is heading compare to where black independence is heading?
Essay Topic 6
Miss Leah remarks that everything they do is all for the children. How and why are children so...
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