Essay Topic 1
Write about the concept of the "beast" as a separate character. Who the reader thinks the "beast" is changes throughout the story. Describe your thought process as you tried to figure out who the "beast" really was in the story.
Essay Topic 2
Dr. Shields asked the participants of his program to write down a "murder list." Cordie, Sophie, and Regan all wrote different things. What does each girl write and how are they different? Why does Regan feel like a fool when she realizes she is the only one to use real names? Do you think other people in the room used real names?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the connections of the killer's crate (later the shoebox.) What does the killer collect? Why does the killer collect these items? Since these items would tie the killer to the victims, why would he hang on to them?
Essay Topic 4
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