Thunderball Topics for Discussion

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Bond is attracted to independent, strong women, but he also feels the need to conquer and protect. Why does Bond exhibit these conflicting attitudes?

Compare the novel to a pirate adventure.

The novel has a hierarchy of villains, including Lippe, Largo, and Blofeld. What is the purpose of these multiple villains?

The novel begins with a mini-adventure at Shrublands. How does this adventure fit into the structure of the novel?

A lengthy description is devoted to Blofeld, but Bond never meets this villain. What is the purpose of describing Blofeld in detail?

A whole chapter tells the story of Petacchi's theft of the plane and its nuclear cargo. How does this story-within-a-story fit into the novel?

How is James Bond different from criminals who lead a similar lifestyle?

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