The Comfort of Strangers Topics for Discussion

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Did his father's method of discipline turn Robert into a sexual masochist with Caroline? What else might have contributed to this?

How do you reconcile Robert's machismo with his blatant homosexual attraction to Colin?

What is the role of Robert's mother in his childhood? How does she influence his later feelings about women?

What are some of Caroline's notions concerning male/female relationships? How do you know this?

Why does Caroline begin to enjoy the pain Robert inflicts on her during sex?

Why does Robert keep pictures of Colin running across the head of his bed?

Why does Caroline never seem jealous of Robert's infatuation with Colin?

At the end, what does Colin's decision to die say about his character? Does this support or contradict what seemed evident about him before?

At the end of the book, Mary sits in the morgue with Colin's body, intending to...

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