Essay Topic 1
How does the novel explore the meaning of not only the word mercy, but love and loyalty, as well?
Essay Topic 2
How did Allie and Cam evolve as characters from the beginning of the novel to the end?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how Jamie's confession introduces the theme of euthanasia into the story. Does the term "good death" apply to how Jamie killed Maggie? What about the scratches on Jamie's arms?
Essay Topic 4
What does Graham MacPhee mean when he tells Allie: "Remorse is the one stipulation for mercy"? Explain fully how the concepts of forgiveness and mercy are intertwined in the novel.
Essay Topic 5
What was Jamie's theory about marriage? How did it apply to what he did to Maggie as well as her asking him to do it? How did it apply to Allie and Cam's marriage?
Essay Topic 6
What are Cam's contradictory convictions and...
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