Essay Topic 1
Choose two characters and examine their lives at the start of the book. Compare how their lives have changed by the end of the narrative. What motivates these changes?
Essay Topic 2
Do you think the Governmant Man is arrogant? How does this impact on his relationship with his family?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the structure of the book:
How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?
Discuss elements of the narrative structure; exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion.
Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story?
How does the story's structure express the book's themes?
Essay Topic 4
Examine the literary style and techniques McCall Smith uses in the book. Why does he adopt this style? What significance does this impart to the narrative?
Essay Topic 5
Mma Ramotswe has differing rapport with each of the characters she encounters. Who does...
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