Essay Topic 1
Explain how the faults of Henry -- lack of ambition, addictions, etc. -- affect his work ethic.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the relationship between Henry and his wife Betty. How do they bring out the worst in each other?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Henry's tongue-in-cheek attitude towards religion. Be sure to give examples from Chapter 1.
Essay Topic 4
Where do you think Henry gets his superior intellect and reasoning?
Essay Topic 5
Is The Stone an archetypal villain? Support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 6
How do the on-the-job hazards make an already hated job less enduring for Henry? How does he handle this challenges?
Essay Topic 7
What is the relationship like between Henry and The Stone? Does this ever change? If so, how and why?
Essay Topic 8
How and why did Matthew Battles and George Green fail the postal service? Compare and contrast their demise. What...
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