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The Talented Mr. Ripley Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

When he has dinner with the Greenleafs in New York, Tom promises them he will do everything he can to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return to the U.S. Does Tom keep his promise?

What are some of the factors that made Tom's childhood difficult? In your opinion, do they justify Tom's criminal acts as an adult?

Is Tom Ripley genuinely interested in other people, or does he just use them?

What is Tom Ripley's attitude towards men? Is he sexually attracted to women?

How are Dickie Greenleaf and Tom Ripley's relationships with Marge Sherwood different?

After Tom kills Freddie Miles and Dickie Greenleaf, is he wracked with guilt and remorse?

Why are Dickie Greenleaf's rings so important to Tom? Why does he keep them, even though he knows it is dangerous to have any of Dickie's possessions with him?

Why is walking into the police station...

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