Essay Topic 1
What effect does the flashback form have in Ned's telling of his life story?
Essay Topic 2
What aspects of Sam's mysterious personality appeal most to Ned?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways is Ned like Sam? How does Ned work to avoid similar behavior patterns?
Essay Topic 4
Evaluate Ned's relationship with his boyhood friends. How did these friendships shape him?
Essay Topic 5
How does the white jewel house symbolize wealth and success in Mohawk?
Essay Topic 6
What does Ned learn from his experience at the Mohawk Grill?
Essay Topic 7
How does Jenny abuse drugs and situations to feed her addictive personality?
Essay Topic 8
Whom does Jenny love: Sam or F. William Peterson?
Essay Topic 9
Explain Sam's growth as a father.
Essay Topic 10
How is Sam 'The Risk Pool'?
Essay Topic 11
Compare and contrast Leigh and Ned's feelings toward marriage.
Essay Topic 12
What role does gambling play in...
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