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. Discuss Daniel and Kathy's parenting techniques. What kinds of techniques did they engage in that would be considered not only cruel but also child abuse? Did they have a good reason for this treatment? Why or why not?
2. Compare and contrast Anson and Mitch. How are they similar? How are they different? What had their parents succeeded in doing to Anson but failed to do in Mitch? How is this reflected in their characters?
3. Discuss Anson's betrayal of Mitch. How did Koontz set the reader...
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