Essay Topic 1
Examine the development of John Sutter throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 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.
Essay Topic 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?
Essay Topic 4
Examine the author's use of dialogue in this novel to explore the characters instead of using lengthy descriptions. Is this technique effective?
Essay Topic 5
Explore change as a theme in this novel. What message about change does this novel deliver?
Essay Topic 6
Compare and contrast two of the lawyers presented in this novel.
Essay Topic 7
Examine morality as a theme in this novel. What is the author's commentary about morality?
Essay Topic 8
How does the author use suspense in this novel...
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