Essay Topic 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?
Essay Topic 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 reader? What becomes evident about this man when he regains consciousness? What is significant about this man's fighting skills? How do these skills cause this man to stand out on the small island where he has come to live? Why does the man decide he would be better off leaving the island?
Essay Topic 3
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