Cobra Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Because its subject matter includes warfare, political decision making, veteran's concerns, family ties, and bionic alterations, a discussion of Cobra could go in many directions. One way would take the three books of the Cobra trilogy as a unit. This would allow readers to trace motifs of family and cultural continuity, as well as the changing nature of political alliances and the soldier's tasks.

Another approach might compare the Cobra situation to that after a reallife war. Some post-Vietnam novels, such as Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July (1976) or Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country (1986), could provide contrasting insights.

The advanced weaponry built into the Cobras' bodies may especially fascinate young people. Discussion of this topic could include the practical and technical problems involved, as well as where soldiers with such skills would be most effective. Bionic soldiers would also make a good starting point...

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