Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Who is Carlos? What is significant about the newspaper articles features in the prologue? What do these articles tell the reader about Carlos? How do these articles foreshadow Carlos' part in the developing plot? What is significant about Carlos' origin of birth? What is significant about Carlos' suspected whereabouts?
2. Who is found floating in the ocean? Where is this man taken? What is unusual about this man's overall appearance? What is found in this man's arm? What do these things imply about this man to the...
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