Essay Topic 1
Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is a rich man with one wish left in life: to know if life after death exists. Why do you think he chose the Belasco house as his subject rather than some other location? What do you think led him to his choice of a physicist to lead the team rather than a paranormal expert? Cite examples from the text to support your explanation.
Essay Topic 2
The physicist, Lionel Barrett, is to be accompanied by a spiritualist and a medium. Why do you think he is disappointed with the selection? Whom would he rather have as associates in this situation? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The "odd" character in the story is Edith Barrett. She has no expertise in any pertinent field and is only accompanying the group because she fears being away from her husband. What purpose do you think Edith Barrett serves to...
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