Essay Topic 1
Jemisin describes a society where characters must depend on each other daily to survive. Write an essay examining the role interdependence plays in the novel. Provide a working definition of interdependence and analyze how it both creates and resolves conflict between characters.
Essay Topic 2
Violence and the threat of violence take many forms throughout the novel, especially concerning the place of orogenes and tuners in society. Write an essay analyzing the types of violence that orogenes and tuners are subjected to and what this communicates about their rights, duties and overall social role.
Essay Topic 3
Many characters in the novel have the power of tuning and orogeny and each of these characters offers a different perspective on these powers. Choose two characters from the novel who can use orogeny or tuning. Compare and contrast any statements, observations or actions they perform regarding their status. In your...
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