Essay Topic 1
Compare Jamaica now to Jamaica in the Fifties. How has the country changed since it gained independence from Britain?
Essay Topic 2
Pick a character from the novel and discuss his/her goals and motives. Does he/she achieve his/her motive? Does he/she share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do his/her goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interactions with each other?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the values of 1950s America.
1) Why was morality such an issue during this time?
2) In what ways are the characters' negative characteristics a product of their time? Do you think America was going through a transitional phase in the Fifties? What significant changes do you think occurred during this period?
3) Does modern society share any values with 1950s America?
Essay Topic 4
Examine the relationship between Britain and America in theFfifties...
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