Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the personalities of Leslie and "Mary Moviestar" or Bach and "Harry Handsome".
Essay Topic 2
Stan says, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". What does Stan mean by this saying in his conversation with Bach?
Essay Topic 3
Bach travels quite a bit throughout the story. Which trip is most meaningful or important to Bach? How and why? Give four details from the story to support your answer.
Essay Topic 4
Leslie comments that "dealing with a straightforward snake is better than dealing with the IRS." What does she mean by this?
Essay Topic 5
In Chapter 11, Bach states, "There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go." How does this statement that Bach makes apply...
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