The Song of Achilles: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Madeline Miller
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Why is Patroclus' father unhappy with him? Who wins when Patroclus and his father watch the games together? Why does Patroclus' father ultimately exile him?

What happens when Patroclus becomes a suitor to Helen? How old is he at this point? How is the choice of husband made? What binds all of Helen's suitors?

What is Patroclus' daily life like in Phthia before he becomes Achilles' companion? How does Patroclus' daily life change once they are friends? How do they become friends? Why do you think they are drawn to each other?

Does Achilles change over time? If so, how? Does Patroclus change over time? If so, how? In what ways do Patroclus and Achilles take care of each other?

What does Thetis want for her son? What is she willing to do to get it? What is her relationship with Patroclus and how...

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