Essay Topic 1
Madame is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?
Essay Topic 2
David's short stories have a huge impact on the plot and characters in this book. What is the subject of these short stories, and how do their inclusion in the text affect the course of the plot? How do the different main characters respond to these stories?
Essay Topic 3
David endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials, and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?
Essay Topic 4
Marita and Catherine are similar characters in this book, and yet there are some...
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