Essay Topic 1
Describe the exposition revealed in the Introduction and Carter's use of foreshadowing in the novel. What effect does placing the ending in the beginning have for the reader?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the central character in the story, Desiderio. What is notable about Desiderio's heritage? What happened to his parents?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the setting of The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman. Where does the narrative begin? Where does it end?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the imagery and symbolism in the peep show and carnival scenes in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight. How do these sexual images relate to the themes of the story?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the character of the Professor in the narrative. How does Desiderio meet him? What does he learn from the Professor? What is the Professor's job?
Essay Topic 6
Describe depiction of women in The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor...
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