Becket, or the Honor of God Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Discuss King Henry II of England. What motivates his actions against the Church in general? What motivates his actions against Thomas Becket in particular? Does the King have true remorse for his actions against Becket? Does the King truly look upon Becket as a saint by the end of the play?

Topic 2

Discuss Thomas Becket. Is his transformation as a defender of the Church a genuine one? Discuss why he doesn't have the capacity to love completely. What are his reasons for saying he will not take Gwendolen back from the King if the King chooses to send her away? What do you feel in Becket's past contributed to his contradictory character?

Topic 3

Discuss the role of the State in religious affairs. Discuss the role of religion in affairs of the State. Should there be a separation of Church and State? Do the institutions in the...

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