Essay Topic 1
Symbolism is an important part of a mystery, often giving clues to the reader and the story's detective. What are the ways in which Sandford uses symbolism in his stories? Give examples of blatant symbolism and more subtle symbolism. Identify any changes in symbolism as they relate to different groups such as the Sioux versus the whites. Compare and contrast the symbolism used in Sanford's mysteries and the mysteries written by another famous author.
Essay Topic 2
Write a short memoir that might have been written by Shadow Love or one of the Crows. What types of things would the character be most proud of in his life? Do you think the high points would be related to heritage or protection of the culture? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with his traitors and victims? How might the character describe how he felt before, during...
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