Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting of Window Rock, Arizona and its relation to the greater Navajo Nation. How large is the city of Window Rock? How large is the Navajo Nation? How does the narrator describe the setting of Window Rock in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the narrative style of Spider Woman’s Daughter. Is the story related from a first, second, or third-person narrator? Is the narrator involved in the action? Is the narrator’s perspective omniscient or limited? What effect does each of these choices have on the reader?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the protagonist of the novel, Officer Bernie Manuelito. How does Bernie differ from the other protagonists of the Hillerman series? What “heroic” qualities does Bernie exhibit in the narrative? How does Bernie’s character evolve in the story?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the events of the shooting that occurs in Chapter 1. Where...
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