Iceberg Topics for Discussion

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Discuss power. Does it always corrupt? How did Kelly rationalize his use of violence to achieve his goals?

Is Dirk Pitt a realistic hero? Does he display compassion alongside his brutality? If so, provide examples.

How are women portrayed in this novel? What are their significant contributions, and what does this say about the era during which this book was written and published (1975).

What caused Kristjan to change his personality and motives after the sex change?

What are Pitt's views about women?

Describe the relationship between Pitt and his boss, Admiral Sandecker. Give examples of how this relationship is more of a partnership than a boss/employee status.

Show how the Rime of the Ancient Mariner poem is woven throughout the book and allows Pitt to discover who the true killers are.

Why does Pitt choose the role of a homosexual man to disguise his true capabilities...

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