Essay Topic 1
Landreaux accidentally kills Dusty, a young boy. In what way is the death of Dusty an evil action? Does killing Dusty make Landreaux an evil person?
Essay Topic 2
Mrs. Peace has a conversation with Landreaux about the poem Invictus. What does Mrs. Peace communicate about running away from problems through the poem and the conversation she has with Landreaux?
Essay Topic 3
The novel takes place on an Indian reservation and nearby towns. How does the setting evoke feelings or set the tone in the novel?
Essay Topic 4
The story is told from the point of view of a third-person omniscient narrator. How does the point of view influence the narrative and what readers know about characters and events?
Essay Topic 5
Characters have different ways of coping with Dusty’s death. How do various characters cope with Dusty’s death? What is revealed about coping strategies and...
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