Essay Topic 1
Richard defines his fatal flaw as "a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs." What does he mean by this? Is he correct? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
How do Richard and Bunny serve as foils for each other? What qualities does each bring out in the other that are important to the plot of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Setting is often an important element of a novel. Describe the setting of this story. How does the setting affect this novel? Why is it important to the plot?
Essay Topic 4
There were a great number of clues visible to Bunny concerning his fate. What character flaws does Bunny have that prevents him from being able to see the plot of his own demise? Discuss.
Essay Topic 5
In this novel, the lines between protagonist and antagonist are blurry. Who do you consider to be the protagonist...
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