Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Rosemary lives in a fantasy world. She never sees the worst of people until it is too late and makes poor decisions for herself and her son. Citing specific examples from the text, discuss how Rosemary's attitude has a negative impact on her and Toby's life. Explain why Rosemary acts the way she does and how this in turn influences Toby's behavior.
2. Throughout the book, Toby's friends have more of an impact on him than the parental figures in his life. Discuss Toby's relationships with his friends. Explore the ways in which Toby is influenced...
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