Essay Topic 1
When considering Pramoedya Ananta Toer's life, where do you believe he found the inspiration for his book? What does this book cause you to think about the author's life? Do you believe any of this story to be based on true events?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the character of Minke. How does Minke change from the beginning to the end of the book? Why? Do you believe Minke is innocent at the start of the book? Choose one other character in the book (other than Annelies and Nyai) and explain their relationship with Minke.
Essay Topic 3
How does Toer address the theme of growing up in his book? Choose two examples of examples of growth and explain how these examples contribute to the theme of coming of age.
Essay Topic 4
What role does colonization play in Toer's story? Choose two characters and explain their opinion of colonization...
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