Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Who is the Weasel? Why is he called Weasel? What is his background? What crimes has he committed in a previous novel? Why does Alex Cross know who he is? Why does Cross want him found?
What crime did the Weasel commit that caused Alex Cross direct harm? What does Alex Cross want to do about that? Who finds the Weasel in the first section of this novel? For what person? What is the Weasel forced to do? For what reason? What happens when the Weasel and Alex Cross meet again? Is this justice?
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