Essay Topic 1
Competition is a well-used concept presented throughout much of the book, namely between the characters Heather and Morag.
Part 1) What is telling about Heather and Morag's character based on their competitive nature in the book?
Part 2) Based on the portrayal of competition in the book, what might the author be saying about the repercussions of being competitive with others?
Part 3) What lessons do the book's characters learn from being competitive? Is it a positive or negative message?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the portrayal of drinking presented in the book. What might the author be saying about the repercussions of drinking based on the portrayal of characters like Heather, Morag, or Dinnie in the book?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the portrayal of humans and fairies in the book. What do these two species appear to represent in the book and what is important about their differences?
Essay Topic 4
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