Essay Topic 1
Discuss traditions that the Rudomin family had to prevent bad luck and promote good luck and whether the Rudomins seriously believed that good or bad luck could be fostered by something like getting out of bed properly.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the town where Esther lived and what it was like to grow up there.
Essay Topic 3
Esther commented that the prisoners on the train slept much of the time. Describe the train trip and what it was like to travel in the cattle car.
Essay Topic 4
When Esther got off the train, all the open space and the light overloaded her sense. Discuss sensory overload and why Esther experienced an overload of her senses.
Essay Topic 5
Living conditions were primitive at the mine. Discuss the living conditions at the gypsum mine.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the prisoners' daily routine and how it affected them when they worked...
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