DNA: Themes

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  • Power
    • Phil uses power to tell the others what to do.
      • He gains power from his superior intelligence.
        • Role as leader is initiated after John Tate says: 'Cathy says you're clever. So. What do we do?' (One, a wood)
    • Cathy uses fear and violence to assert power and authority.
      • 'I threatened to gouge one of his eyes out.' (Three, a wood)
    • The gang is a group of bullies who together have power.
    • John Tate uses unrealistic threats to assert power.
      • 'and if anyone says it I'm going to have to, you know, bite their face. Or something.' (One, a wood)
      • He claims he is trying 'to keep things together' (One, a wood)


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