Select one of the two questions in the list below and write a discussion essay in response to the question:
What do the characters Hema, Matron, Rosina, Sister Mary Joseph Praise, Genet, Tsige and the many women who come to Missing seeking medical treatment reveal about what life is like for women in Ethiopia? Write a reflection that describes their experience and includes at least two gender differences between the women depicted in the novel and your own community.
What issues of gender did the author Abraham Verghese discuss especially as it relates to women’s issues? What is the author’s philosophy on the issue of women and their health? Explain how this was expressed in the novel. Describe at least two issues of gender in your essay. Is the author’s philosophy on the subject similar to or different from yours? Write a reflection on the author’s philosophy on gender covering each of the questions above and how similar or different his philosophy is from your own.