Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, Ramon participates in various sporting events. This is a hobby that is important to understanding psychological aspects of his character. Choose two different sporting events that Ramon participates in throughout the novel. Why are these sports important to him? Then, explain how these sports can be seen as either a symbol or parallel element to his greatest game which is seducing Bella. How does Ramon's sportsmanship give the reader a deeper understanding of his skills at seduction?
Essay Topic 2
When Bella becomes pregnant, her relationship with Ramon changes dramatically. First, describe the situation under which Bella became pregnant. Then, compare Bella's reaction to the pregnancy news with Ramon's reaction to the news. Finally, explain how the news of the pregnancy begins to create a strange fairy tale world for Bella. Give at least two examples of red flags that she misses when planning...
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