Essay Topic 1
What was Casares' relationship with Borges? How did Casares' relationship with Borges influence his writings?
Essay Topic 2
What does the introduction say about Casares? How is the introduction helpful in understanding the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Why does the woman on the island have such an affect on the narrator? What do his feelings for her say about Casares' own thoughts on love?
Essay Topic 4
In what way are Casares' views and the way he lived life an important part of what happens on the novel?
Discuss whether it is right or wrong for an author's persona to become such an important part of a story.
Essay Topic 5
How does the narrator work out that the people he is seeing are images? Why does the fact that Faustine is an image not change the narrator's thoughts towards her?
Essay Topic 6
How does Morel's machine work? Does the...
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