Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role that Honia river plays in Ngugi's novel. How is it described, in what scenes does it appear?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Chege and Joshua. Use at least three specific examples.
Essay Topic 3
Choose at least two characters and discuss the ways in which parental expectations play a role in developing that character; these can be positive or negative expectations and can have positive or negative ramifications.
Essay Topic 4
Choose at least two of the female characters from "The River Between"--Muthoni, Nyambura, Waiyaki's mother, Miriamu-- and discuss in an essay how Ngugi portrays the role of women in the tribe using these characters.
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the ways in which courage is defined and portrayed throughout the novel. Use at least three specific examples.
Essay Topic 6
How does Muthoni's death set the tone for the rest of the story...
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