Essay Topic 1
Why do you think the author has the flashback portion of the novel come after the death of her father? Do you think it worked to place it in part 2? Would you have placed it here? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
In what ways does Catherine's creation of music mirror the way she views her child? How does she feel about both? Does she love one more? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways is Catherine isolated? Does she isolate herself? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
In what ways does Catherin show she is unsure and steady? In what ways does she show that she is ready to move forward?
Essay Topic 5
How does Postpartum depression affect Catherine? Do you think Catherine may have been depressed before she had the baby? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 6
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