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Does Wormold owe more of a loyalty to his country or his family?

Why does Hawthorne choose to recruit Wormold as his secret agent?

If Wormold's vacuum cleaner business had been more successful would still have become a secret agent? Would Hawthorne still have recruited him?

How does the intelligence gathering of the 1950's portrayed in this novel relate to the current state of intelligence gathering seen today? Does the message of this novel relate to the current debate surrounding the Iraq War?

When marrying, Wormold promised his wife they would raise their children as Catholics. Even when his wife leaves he continues to raise Milly as a Catholic. What is the significance of this?

Why does Milly constantly refer to her father and Beatrice as pagans?

Why is Wormold not reprimanded and in fact rewarded for his actions?

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