Essay Topic 1
Ranofer is working as a porter in Rekh, the goldsmith's shop. Ranofer would rather be an apprentice but his half-brother, Gebu, will not pay the required fees. In fact, Ranofer is forced to hand over all his pay to Gebu.
1. Why do you think Gebu will not pay Ranofer's apprentice fee, besides the obvious that he will not part with the money? Explain what other reasons he could have. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. What would you do if you were in Ranofer's position in the above sentence? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss what the above sentence illustrates about Gebu's and Ranofer's relationship. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Ranofer day dreams about finding a great deal of gold hidden away by a person a long time ago...
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