Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

How does Shabanu's love for the animals represent both her freedom and her undoing?

Essay Topic 2

What does the character Sharma represent in the story? What advice does she give Shabanu, and what role does that advice play in the choices Shabanu makes?

Essay Topic 3

Did the family buy Phulan's happiness and their own security by selling Shabanu to the highest bidder? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the two choices Sharma tells Shabanu she has when it comes to her marriage to Rahim-sahib. How does Shabanu interpret this advice? Is the idea of a choice a dangerous illusion for Shabanu?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the many ironic elements of the novel in terms of chapter titles, statements versus actions, and the culture.

Essay Topic 6

The news often carries images of Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Compare and contrast those images with the setting portrayed...

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