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Thunderball Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

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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