Essay Topic 1
The meaning of life seems to be the overall theme of this book, with the introduction of the 'normal" life for the Gulls versus the life Jonathan strives to have.
Part 1: What is the meaning of life as defined by the Gulls?
Part 2: What is the meaning of life as defined by Jonathan?
Part 3: Does the idea of the meaning of life change throughout the story? How? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
Jonathan seems to be a Gull with otherworldly ambitions, it seems. He is always striving for something more, while also asking questions of all around him.
Part 1: Why does Jonathan want more from his life?
Part 2: What does Jonathan want from his life and its experiences?
Part 3: Why doesn't Jonathan just settle for what other Gulls want from their lives? What makes him different?
Essay Topic 3
The idea of Jonathan being a freethinker...
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