Essay Topic 1
Simon Morley is the narrator of the story and the story's plot is directly interwoven with his personality and how it changes as he experiences traveling to 1882. What is Simon's view of life when the book begins? How does his seeming fascination with old photographs symbolize his own life experience? What is Simon's view of life at the end of the book?
Essay Topic 2
During narration, Si confesses there are things about his relationship with Katie Mancuso that he will keep to himself. How does Si's relationship with Katie fit his personality at the beginning of the book? At what point in Si's time travel experiences does Si realize he wants more than what he has with Katie? Compare how Si feels about Katie with how he feels about Julia.
Essay Topic 3
When Ruben first meets Si, he explains the agency's purpose and then tells Si...
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