Essay Topic 1
What problems has Alfred had since retiring? How have his problems affected his mental health and the health of those around him?
Essay Topic 2
Examine family dynamics.
1. What are the relationships between the three siblings, and why do the students their relationship have developed like this?
2. What does it do to children that parents can't help but have parents? How can it affect them later on in life?
Essay Topic 3
What kind of role model have Alfred and Enid provided for their children? In what way have their children's decisions been based on what they learned from their parents?
Essay Topic 4
How does Chip splitting from his girlfriend at the beginning of the book affect him? What does the way he reacted to the break up say about his feelings for her?
Essay Topic 5
What do Alfred and Enid find out about each other and themselves...
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