Essay Topic 1
What is the importance of symbols like the bridges to communities like the City?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the policies and practices of the South in the book with current policies and practices in the United States.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 5, Madrone heals a patient by going inside them. The disease turns into a metallic monster that she must defeat. Discuss the significance of the monster being made of metal.
Essay Topic 4
Throughout the book, the City is referred to as a Utopian society. Define Utopia and then discuss what the possible downsides of a Utopian society might be.
Essay Topic 5
Madrone pulls on several pantheons of gods and goddesses in order to heal people and perform magic. Discuss the positives and negatives of polytheism and monotheism.
Essay Topic 6
Maya often speaks to the dead, especially when she has just awakened at dawn. If you...
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