Essay Topic 1
Lucy and Scarpetta are very different characters.
Part 1) Discuss the major differences in these two characters.
Part 2) What is the different roles that these two characters play?
Part 3) Is it easier to like one of these two characters over the other? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The hairy eyeball is seen often in the story.
Part 1) What does the hairy eyeball convey to the reader?
Part 2) What other symbols are seen in the story?
Essay Topic 3
Look at the family relationships seen in the story. Pick one of the following to write about.
Part 1) Describe what is known about the Paulsson family relationship. Was there any indication that Gilly's parents did or did not love her? Explain.
Part 2) Discuss the relationship between Scarpetta and Lucy. Is it possible that they will be able to reconcile their differences? Explain.
Part 3) Take a closer look at the family...
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