When I try to help my students arrive at a topic for their papers, I suggest that they think about the novel on a deeper level. Try asking yourself a few questions: What do I like about the novel ? What characters in the novel have a hard time making a decision ? Why do they have a hard time to arrive at a decision ? How does the title relate to the themes in the novel ? In addition, I remind students that when analyzing a novel you first look at the action and the conflicts. Also look at the setting. What time period is it ? What are the primary social values ? How is the main character or characters different than the other members of their social group ? After you consider these elements, I think, a topic will emerge for you.