Essay Topic 1
There are many things blamed for the trials Temple faces in this book. What are some of these things?
Essay Topic 2
There is never an outright explanation of how Tommy died, but there are a lot of good clues. What are these clues, and what kind of picture do they paint of this murder?
Essay Topic 3
Ruby and Benbow have a very strange bond. What is this bond like and how did it come to be?
Essay Topic 4
Benbow is very interested in what happens to Temple. Why is this, and what does this indicate about his character?
Essay Topic 5
This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Orson Scott Card have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?
Essay Topic 6
The trial passes quickly, but...
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