Essay Topic 1
The story opens with a woman insisting two children are left on the the side of a road. Discuss the Stepmother's insistence to abandon the children in the forest. In what ways did it help? In what ways did it not help? Would you have done the same if you were in that situation?
Essay Topic 2
The novel presented several characters who were considered outsiders. Discuss why Magda was an outsider to the villagers and considered a witch as explained in the first five chapters.
Essay Topic 3
Magda's brother is the village priest. Discuss how the priest is presented in the first five chapters, use evidence of his behavior to elaborate.
Essay Topic 4
Read the following quote: "She'll only stir them up registering two, strange children. She'll give them something to think about, and that;s always a mistake" (64). Discuss what Basha means by the last...
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