Essay Topic 1
Johor is the central character in the book. Who is he? What is his job? What is special about him? Why does he incarnate on Shikasta? What is he supposed to achieve while he is there? Does he achieve his goals? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Johor's brother Taufiq is supposed to become a lawyer, but he is inexplicably drawn to politics instead. What are the effects of his decision? What happens to the special individuals that he is supposed to defend? What would have happened differently if he had gone into law instead of politics? How does his role in the mock trial relate to his "corruption" as a politician? Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Ben is a friend of Johor's...
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