Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Examine the development of John Sutter throughout the novel.
2. Analyze the setting of the Gold Coast for this novel. Consider the way the setting impacts the characters and acts as a character itself.
3. Analyze Bellarosa's role in the novel. How does he drive the plot? How does he affect the other characters? What makes him central to this novel?
4. Examine the author's use of dialogue in this novel to explore the characters instead of using lengthy descriptions. Is this technique effective?
5. Explore change as...
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