Essay Topic 1
Opium is grown by poor farmers in India. Why do farmers in India grow opium? How has opium affected their lives and livelihood? Is being contracted to grow opium beneficial for Indian farmers?
Essay Topic 2
Background information regarding characters can be presented in a variety of ways. How does the author provide background information regarding characters? How does the information help readers better understand characters and the storyline?
Essay Topic 3
Point of view determines how readers view the story and characters in a story. What is the point of view in the novel? How does the point of view affect what readers know about the story and characters?
Essay Topic 4
In India people are divided into castes by birth and socioeconomic status. How are characters divided by caste in the novel? How does being on the Ibis loosen the restraints of caste and class?
Essay Topic 5
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