Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the characters from this story and write an in-depth description of the effects on the character from the moment of Ben's disappearance until the end of the story. Provide details of, not only what is evident, but what might not be evident. (For instance, we do not know how Vincent felt about the neighbors' comments about having to take care of him, but what kind of effect might this utlimately have had on him?
Essay Topic 2
Their are many ironic moments in this story. Focus on one ironic event of your own choosing, and write about how the irony is crafted, why it is ironic, and how long it takes to understand the irony as one reads the story.
Essay Topic 3
Create a life for Ben in the nine years he was missing from the Cappadora family. In a side-story, write about his...
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