Essay Topic 1
Why does Sharpe have such appreciation for India? What does his thoughts say about his mindset at the beginning of the novel? What do the students think Sharpe would think about India if he went back?
Essay Topic 2
Why do Sharpe and Chase get on together so well? Why is Chase one of the few officers Sharpe can bridge the gap in class? How much does their friendship contribute to their final victory?
Essay Topic 3
Ask the students to examine 19th century views on race and gender. How does the author counter these views with modern ideas about the same subjects? What effect does this have on the story?
Essay Topic 4
Why does Sharpe seems to have more advance view on race and gender? Is this an accurate representation of a soldier in the 19th century? What would make Sharpe's character more realistic?
Essay Topic 5
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