Essay Topic 1
The beginning of Chapter 1 is set in feudal Japan. The rest of the story takes place in futuristic New York City. Write an essay that compares and contrasts the two locations as they are illustrated in the graphic novel. How is the architecture different? In what way are the people different? How does the author use color and line to create a distinguishable difference between the two locations? Make sure to use examples from the novel to support your opinions.
Essay Topic 2
Billy is first portrayed as being a simpleton. He follows Virgo's commands without question and does as he is told by others. Write an essay that delves into the mind of Billy. What types of things are important to him and why are they important? How does his connection to Casey play a major role in the story? In what way would the plot...
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