Essay Topic 1
Define and discuss what "inscape" is and how it related to Eric.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss why Eric enjoyed climbing alone, using examples from the book to support your claim.
Essay Topic 3
Using examples from "Lament for a Son," discuss how Nicholas believes the family can live faithfully and authentically now that Eric is gone.
Essay Topic 4
Explain what Nicholas believe it means to be human, using examples from the book to support your position. You may also read the texts or passages referenced by Nicholas.
Essay Topic 5
Using examples from the book, discuss what Nicholas believes are the right and wrong ways to comfort those who are grieving. Look at different ways or methods of grieving and compare or contrast these with Nicholas' view.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss why loss produces a sense that something has ended, using examples from the book to support your position.
Essay Topic 7
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