Essay Topic 1
How did the relationship between Hing and her father change throughout the course of the story, and how did these changes affect the people around them?
Essay Topic 2
Who was the more honorable woman between Huangbo and May Ying, and why?
Essay Topic 3
Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the people touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?
Essay Topic 4
How did Denise feel about the Cultural Revolution in China when it was over, and what led to this changed ideal?
Essay Topic 5
What was the significance of the title of this book?
Essay Topic 6
Death and mortality were two integral themes of this plot. What are some of the key examples of this theme, and how did the presence...
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