Essay Topic 1
Discuss abuse. What is abuse? What are the different types of abuse? How many different types of abuse can you find in this novel? Give examples of each. Who is the perpetrator of abuse in this novel? Who are the victims? Why are these people victims?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the military. What is significant about Bull's military career as it affects his family? How does Bull feel about the Marines? Does his family feel the same? Compare and contrast the way Bull and his family view the military. How does Ben feel about the Marines? Does Ben want to be a Marine? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss setting. What is the setting of this novel? How does setting influence the plot of the novel? How does setting influence the characters? How would a different setting affect the characters of this novel? Would a different...
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