Essay Topic 1
Describe what you think life would be life for Daru living in such a remote small schoolhouse. Be sure to include details from the story to support your description.
Essay Topic 2
Describe how you would feel if you were ordered by a policeman to take a prisoner on a journey to another town as Daru in the story was ordered. Compare your feelings to that of Daru's from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Daru asks if the prisoner speaks French and is told he does not. Imagine that Daru was unable to speak Arabic. How could the two characters communicate throughout the remainder of the story? Describe how they would communicate and how specific events of the story might be different if Daru could not communicate through language with the Arab.
Essay Topic 4
Daru finds it odd that he is bothered having a stranger in his house...
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