Essay Topic 1
Examine Sultan as both a hero and a villain. Remember he believes in political freedoms and brings books to his city, but he is an oppressive leader in his house.
Essay Topic 2
How are burkas symbolic in this book? Trace their history throughout "The Bookseller of Kabul".
Essay Topic 3
How do the historical events in this book affect Sultan? How do they affect the development of the other people and the plot?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze the theme of freedom. Consider personal freedoms as well as political.
Essay Topic 5
Consider the influence of the author's experience in Kabul on this book. How does this help to create the controversy surrounding the book?
Essay Topic 6
Compare and contrast Sultan's apartment with one other setting in "The Bookseller of Kabul".
Essay Topic 7
Analyze the relationship between Sharifa and Sonya. How does this relationship affect each person?
Essay Topic 8
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