Essay Topic 1
Discuss Karen Cushman, the author of the novel. What other works has she received recognition for? Do the other works have similar themes? Does she always write in the same genre?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of superstition in the novel. Which character(s) are superstitious? What are some examples of superstition in the novel? Is Alyce a superstitious character? Were the people of the Middle Ages more superstitious than people of the 21st century? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze and interpret the character Jane Sharp. What are her defining character traits? Describe her relationship with Alyce.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the motif of perseverance in the novel "The Midwife's Apprentice." What are some examples of perseverance in the novel? What are some examples of Alyce's own perseverance?
Essay Topic 5
Analyze and interpret the secondary characters of the novel. Who are they and what are...
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