Essay Topic 1
Answer in writing: Do you believe the title of this novel is appropriate considering the content? Why or why not? What might be another appropriate title?
Essay Topic 2
While Cross and Sampson are very close friends and both police detectives, they too very different paths to arrive at this same place. Describe their different paths. Why do you think such different paths lead to the same career? Why do you believe they are so close?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the characters of Naomi and Kate. Compare them in regards to intelligence, character, perseverance, and strength.
Essay Topic 4
What role do you believe racism plays in this novel as a theme? Do you feel it is appropriately represented? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 5
How is the theme of twinning used in multiple ways in this novel? Describe at least three different ways...
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