Essay Topic 1
What tone is set for the novel in the very first section of the book? What does the author do to set the tone? Does the book progress using the same tone throughout, or does it change at some point?
Essay Topic 2
What point-of-view is the story told in? Why did the author choose this point-of-view? Is the use of this point-of-view successful or might another have worked better? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
How is the theme of science vs. nature exemplified in Midwives? How is science represented? How is nature represented? What events and relationships show the conflict between the two?
Essay Topic 4
How is Rand affected by Sibyl's relationship? What impact does it have on him as a father? As a husband? As a person?
Essay Topic 5
How is the motif of childbirth portrayed in Midwives? Which characters are comfortable with childbirth...
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