Essay Topic 1
Describe the parish the way the young priest finds it when he arrives. What does it look like? Who are the people? What are the people like?
Essay Topic 2
Do a character sketch on the Cure de Torcy. What role does he play in the novel? What role does he play in the young priest's life?
Essay Topic 3
The young priest compares himself and his parish to a small boy leading cattle out of the cold, drizzly night into a barn. Explain the metaphor the young priest has written regarding his role in the parish.
Essay Topic 4
One of the important themes in the book is that of the spiritual journey. Explain the different points where the young priest and the older Cure de Torcy are on their individual spiritual journeys.
Essay Topic 5
Another important theme in the book is poverty. The priest never has enough...
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