As Bees in Honey Drown Discussion Questions

Douglas Carter Beane
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There are many movies that have been made about con artists, such as The Flim Flan Man (1967), The Sting (1973), The Paper Moon (1973), The Grifters (1991), and the Matchstick Men (2003). Watch two or more of these movies and then write a report on the different techniques that the con artists used. What were their goals? Did they succeed or were they caught? How did they dupe their victims?

Research the energy company Enron. Would you call what they did a con game? Layout the details of the company's crime as vividly as you can. Then present an argument either for or against the company executives and their actions.

Victor Lustig has been called one of the greatest con artists of all times. Research this man's history. How did he con people? Do you think he would get away with his tricks today? Why or why not?

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