Essay Topic 1
One theme of the novel is survivor guilt. Discuss how this theme is presented in the story.
Essay Topic 2
Kien was never in love with the real Phuong. Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer with details from the text.
Essay Topic 3
What is meant by the term writing style? What is the author’s writing style in this novel? How might the reader be impacted by the author’s style?
Essay Topic 4
Identify three major themes of the story. How are they expressed in the character of Kien?
Essay Topic 5
Kien, the North Vietnamese, and the South Vietnamese are all victims of this war. Do you agree or disagree? Support your reasoning with the text of the novel.
Essay Topic 6
Why does Kien write after the war? What does Kien hope to achieve with his writing? How is Kien’s writing helpful to...
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