Essay Topic 1
Robinson is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, briefly describe them, and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one motif of religion. Identify at least two motifs about religion in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.
Essay Topic 3
Describe some of the settings for Red Mars. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Robinson choose to use these places in Red Mars?
Essay Topic 4
John and Frank are two of the most active characters in the settlement of the Ares colony on Mars.
Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?
Part 2) What are some events that John had a...
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