Essay Topic 1
Write an essay explaining the significance of the title of the novel, The Hazel Wood. How does the title reflect the main characters? How does the title reflect the novel’s themes? How does the title’s meaning change over the course of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
At one point in the novel, Alice thinks that “Hell is caring about other people” (179). Choose a minimum of two characters and explain how the novel illustrates the danger of caring for others.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the various signs the Hinterland gives Alice and Finch. What are these signs, and how do they help guide Alice back home?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the many people integral to Alice’s travels in the Hinterland: Janet, Finch, the red-haired man, and the Spinner. How is each essential to her navigating the story world? What lesson does she learn from each?
Essay Topic 5
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