Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the characters who are morally upstanding and those characters who are morally corrupt.
Essay Topic 2
Pat visits the roadhouse diner on two occasions. What is the significance of the roadhouse diner? Use the physical description and the times Pat goes to the diner to guide your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of Doc and Pat. How are their personalities different? How are their life stories different? Are there any similarities between the two men?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss politics in "Recoil." Is it portrayed in a positive or negative light? How does it affect our protagonist?
Essay Topic 5
How are the central female characters portrayed in the novel? What role do Madeline, Lila Luther, and Myrtle Briscoe play in the development of the plot?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the author's use of intrigue and suspense to pique the reader's interest. Is he...
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