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Patriot Games Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Key Questions

It is unfortunate that the topic of Patriot Games is as contemporary now as it was when the novel was written. A discussion of its ideas and themes could become quite heated, especially when focused on Clancy's examination of the rationales behind terrorists' actions and behind the support they receive from others. Do Irish terrorists have the right to kill people? If theirs is a military struggle, why are their targets civilians unconnected with the military?

Another way of discussing Patriot Games would be to approach it not from the direction of its topic but from the direction of its art. It represents a new level of sophistication for Clancy. The characterizations for even secondary characters are deeper, richer than in The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising.

Further, the themes are more complex and more thoroughly worked out. In particular, Clancy presents the moral implications...

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This section contains 513 words
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Patriot Games from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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