Essay Topic 1
Death is an important theme presented throughout the book. Part 1.) How does the death of loved ones, either a lover or a family member, appear to affect the actions of the book's characters? Part 2.) What role does death play in the formation of the book's plot line? Part 3.) What can we learn about the nature of the book's characters based on the way they are able to handle death in the book, namely in Will's family?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the concept of grief that is presented in the book. How does the emotion of grief control characters like the Miller's and Klein's namely the older members of these families? What can we learn about the nature of grief by studying the actions of these characters?
Essay Topic 3
The concept of holding a grudge is an important topic addressed in the book. Part 1.) Which characters allow themselves...
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