The Godfather Discussion Questions

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Conduct a mock trial of Michael Corleone for the shooting of Virgil Sollozzo and Captain Mark McCluskey. Have legal teams from each side present the best case for their point.

Research the Corleone section of Sicily where Michael was sent into hiding. Report on how the government has dealt with the Mafia in the time since the novel took place.

When this book was released, Italian Americans were upset because they felt it presented organized crime as a specifically Italian problem. Its defenders said that this closed community was based in historical truth. Write about one commonly held ethnic stereotype, research its base in reality, and judge whether you think it is realistic or not.

In the book, Fredo Corleone is sent away to recover from a nervous breakdown while control of the family business passes from Vito to Sonny to Michael...

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