Essay Topic 1
Describe and analyze the narrative style of Sold. Is the narrator involved in the action of the story? Is the story related in past or present tense? Is the narrator’s perspective limited or omniscient? How does each of these choices affect the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the setting of Nepal in Sold. Where in Nepal does the protagonist live? What is the population of Nepal? What countries border it? How would you describe the geography of the region? What is the climate like?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the character of Gita in the novel. How long ago was Gita sent to the city to work as a maid? How has her family benefited from Gita’s work? How does Lakshmi feel about the absence of her friend? Do you think that Gita really went to work as a maid, or do you think she was sold...
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