Essay Topic 1
Mehring is the protagonist in this book.
Part 1) Describe Mehring.
Part 2) How does his character change throughout the book?
Part 3) Compare and contrast Mehring at the beginning of the book to Mehring at the end.
Essay Topic 2
A body is found on Mehring's farm.
Part 1) How do the authorities, Mehring, and the farmhands deal with the body?
Part 2) What do we know about this body?
Part 3) What does this body symbolize in this book?
Essay Topic 3
The owners of the Indian Store live in constant fear.
Part 1) Why?
Part 2) Describe their living conditions.
Part 3) Compare and contrast these illegal immigrants to illegal immigrants found in the United States.
Essay Topic 4
Mehring and his son Terry are very different, but also have some similarities.
Part 1) Describe Terry.
Part 2) How are Mehring and Terry different?
Part 3) What are the similarities between Mehring and Terry?
Essay Topic 5
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