Essay Topic 1
Discuss Jerusalem's Lot. What is this town like in the beginning of the novel? Compare and contrast Jerusalem's Lot to other towns in the country, or to your hometown. How is Jerusalem's Lot like any other American city? How is it different? What changes in Jerusalem's Lot over the course of the novel? What made Jerusalem's Lot vulnerable to this change? Is Jerusalem's Lot unique in this vulnerability? Could something like this happen in your hometown? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Ben Mears? Why has he come to Jerusalem's Lot? What is Ben hoping to achieve by visiting this place? What has happened in Ben's life that has led him back to this childhood home? Does Ben have affectionate memories of this town? Does Ben have bad memories of this town? Discuss how his time in Jerusalem's Lot as a child has affected...
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