Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the themes of secrecy and control are interwoven within Lois Lowry's novel Son.
Essay Topic 2
Trace the characterization arc of Claire's character throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how the choice of an omniscient narrator to tell the story of Claire's life enabled the author to bridge the gap between Claire's life within the dystopian community and the world in which the reader lives and works.
Essay Topic 4
Analyze the author's message regarding perseverance within the novel Son.
Essay Topic 5
Compare and contrast the two maternal characters within the narrative: Alys of the village and Claire's female parental unit of the community. What is the author's message regarding motherhood?
Essay Topic 6
Analyze the interplay between the climax of the novel Son and its denouement. How does Lois Lowry employ each plot stage and how does their juxtaposition help her get across the intended messages...
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