English 105 Assignment # 4: Critical Essay on either Cellist of Sarajevo or The Kite Runner

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Write a critical essay of approximately 2, 000 words on one of the following topics. Use research, as necessary, but rely mostly on your own assessments and analysis of one of the novels.


What happens at the end of the novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo? How do you understand the final statement: “My name is Alisa.” Provide a character sketch of Arrow, the woman sniper. Indicate the extent to which this ending represents your idea of what an effective ending to a novel should be.

What is music therapy? Analyse the function of the cellist in assisting residents of Sarajevo to deal with the siege.