Patriot Games Topics for Discussion

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Why does Jack Ryan get involved in the attack on the car in the first chapter of the book?

Did Jack Ryan consider every possible ramification for his actions? If he had, do you believe that he would have acted in the same way? Why or why not. Support your answer with evidence from the text.

Describe Cathy Ryan. How did her personality make her a fairly easy target?

How should the Irish solve their issue with Britain?

Define Sinn Fein and PIRA. How are they related? Why do many Irish Americans support them? Are they wrong? Why?

Discuss Jack Ryan's reluctance to join the CIA. What changes his mind? Explain how this made a difference to him in how he handled the problem of his family.

Discuss some of the techniques Clancy uses in his book to elicit the greatest emotional response possible from the reader...

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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.