Essay Topic 1
Discuss the unique role that Franny plays in the text. What are the benefits of having her within the novel? What are the challenges?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout The Lovely Bones, there are several situations where characters come to a realization about something, but not an acceptance about it. In a well-structured essay, discuss 1) the difference between realizing something and accepting it, 2) at least two situations/characters where this discrepancy is obvious, and 3) when, if ever, these characters come to accept something that they had earlier only realized.
Essay Topic 3
Beginning fairly early in the novel, several characters claim to see Susie's ghost. Name two of these characters; discuss the circumstances of when, how, and where they see Susie; and describe how these early "sightings" can be interpreted as foreshadowing Susie's reappearance at the end of the novel.
Essay Topic 4
Many of the characters in The Lovely...
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