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The Perfect Storm Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What parts of The Perfect Storm cannot possibly be "completely factual?"

Discuss the ethics of reconstructing events and dialogues that took place among people who have died or who otherwise cannot be reached for comment.

Why do you think that people continue to become fishermen in towns like Gloucester? Discuss the disadvantages of the profession; such as its dangers and low pay scale, as well as the advantages and irrational reasons people have to choose the profession.

What could have Billy Tyne done to save his crew? Did he have viable alternatives?

A crisis such as a Force 11 storm brings out the best and worst in people. Which characters in The Perfect Storm showed courage and nobility under pressure? Which characters did not live up to their human potential?

Do you believe the Coast Guard disengaged the emergency radio beacon from the Andrea Gail to protect itself...

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