The Ghost Road Themes

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • The Ghost Road Themes
    • Ceremony/  Ritual
      • Hospital treatment
        • Rivers treatment of Moffet (chpt 2 and 4)
        • Nijru’s treatment for Namboko
          • Eddystone
            • Skull House - Celebrates Death
            • Mara losing her virginity pg 157
            • The Head Hunt after the Chief dies   (pg 158)
      • Eddystone
        • Skull House - Celebrates Death
        • Mara losing her virginity pg 157
        • The Head Hunt after the Chief dies   (pg 158)
      • War
        • Billy’s father dressed in his best suit sending his son off     (chpt 3)
        • Gas Drills pg 180
    • Death/Ghosts
      • Katherine’s future (chpt 6)
      • Johnny’s death (chpt 5)
      • Moffet’s attempted suicide    (chpt 4)
      • Billy’s attitude towards England - feels it’s full of ghosts     (chpt 5)
      • Billy’s diary entries - structure is a countdown to death
      • “rows of crosses in the mission graveyard” - (pg 125) reflective of the unknown soldiers
        • Ceremony/  Ritual
          • Hospital treatment
            • Rivers treatment of Moffet (chpt 2 and 4)
            • Nijru’s treatment for Namboko
            • War
              • Billy’s father dressed in his best suit sending his son off     (chpt 3)
              • Gas Drills pg 180
        • Hallet’s death (pg 275)
      • Memories/ Childhood/ Innocence
        • River’s childhood memories (chats 2,4,6)
        • Kath remains very childlike - innocent (chpt 6)
          • Katherine’s future (chpt 6)
        • Changes in Sarah and Billy’s appearances - death of innocence (chpt 5)
          • Death/Ghosts
            • Johnny’s death (chpt 5)
            • Moffet’s attempted suicide    (chpt 4)
            • Billy’s attitude towards England - feels it’s full of ghosts     (chpt 5)
            • Billy’s diary entries - structure is a countdown to death
            • “rows of crosses in the mission graveyard” - (pg 125) reflective of the unknown soldiers
              • Hallet’s death (pg 275)
          • Potts and Hallet - young naive and want to be part of war  (pg 147)
          • Bubbles mentioned throughout - metaphor for memories
        • Relationships/Sex and Sexuality
          • Reference to the Pemberton Billing (chpt 6)
          • Billy
            • Manning (chpt 6) - hints as his sexuality
            • Sarah (chpt 5)
            • Nellie (Chpt 3)
            • His treatment of Lindsey
            • Father and Son relationship with Rivers (chpt 6)
            • Behaviour towards regiment   (pg 147)
            • Tries to surprise sexual fantasy      (pg 147)
        • Masculine vs feminine
          • Kath    (dependent) juxtaposes Ada (independent)
          • Nellie (chpt 3) takes advantageof war through prostitution
          • Suffragette movement (chpt 5)
          • Moffat ashamed he never went to war (masculine trait which he doesn’t have) (chpt 2)
          • Women only get a choice on Eddystoneof when they die (pg 187)
        • War/Time/ Home vs Front
          • Louie living with her parents (chpt 1)
          • Sarah works in a factory
            • Masculine vs feminine
              • Kath    (dependent) juxtaposes Ada (independent)
              • Nellie (chpt 3) takes advantageof war through prostitution
              • Suffragette movement (chpt 5)
              • Moffat ashamed he never went to war (masculine trait which he doesn’t have) (chpt 2)
              • Women only get a choice on Eddystoneof when they die (pg 187)
          • War has become the normality - a game of football is insane (chpt 6)
          • Might’s treatment take times to work (chpt 4)
          • Billy’s diary entries countdown to the end of war
          • Billy mocks the hierarchy of war (pg 108) Marxist view
          • Headhunting
          • Gas Drills
        • Social Class
          • Billy’s position and mockery of the hierachy of the army
            • Billy mocks the hierarchy of war (pg 108) Marxist view
            • His position meant he could have found someone better than Sarah
            • Significantrole in France
              • Behaviour towards regiment   (pg 147)
          • Social expectations Victorian ideas remain at home

      Comments

      No comments have yet been made

      Similar English Literature resources:

      See all English Literature resources »See all The Ghost Road resources »