Essay Topic 1
Explain why The Buddha of Suburbia is classified as a coming of age story. Who is coming of age in this story, and what life challenges and experiences help that individual mature?
Essay Topic 2
Manipulation is a major theme in The Buddha of Suburbia. Describe at least three different situations where one character is manipulating another. What is their motivation for manipulating someone else? Do the characters being manipulated realize what it happening? If so, why do they allow it to happen?
Essay Topic 3
What is the significance of the title of The Buddha of Suburbia? How does that title reflect the story being told?
Essay Topic 4
Define 'character foil' and explain how each of the following characters acted as a foil to Karim.
Essay Topic 5
If Karim is the story's protagonist who or what is the antagonist? Is there more than one...
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