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. 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?
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...
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