Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the novel, Joe and his father remove saplings from the foundation of their house. Why do the saplings have to be removed? What do the saplings symbolize in Joe’s life and the life of his family? What is there in his life that has to be removed, just like the saplings?
Essay Topic 2
The novel takes place on an Indian reservation. How is the setting presented by the author? What does the setting reveal about the characters and their lives? How does the setting set the mood in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Joe is disappointed by the work his father does. What does Bazil do? What does Joe discover when they go through some of Bazil’s old cases? What had Joe thought his father’s work included? Why is Joe disappointed by the work his father does, and how does...
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