Linking contextual factors to themes

  • Created by: Kani.T
  • Created on: 19-05-18 20:50

Tensions between society and the outsider 

NLMG: Pope Francis said that medical research should not try and "manipulate" human beings--> it's a sign of arrogance --> the Vatican condemned it and compared it to experiments carried out by Nazis in WWII

TWOTW: The British colonisation of Tasmania took place between 1803 and 1830--> they were viewed as savages because of their cultural differences

Effects of scientific advancement on people of different backgrounds

NLMG: organ replacement--> helps people live longer--> people get scared because it could possibly create a superior race--> no guarantee that the first cloned humans are going to be normal

TWOTW: Technological + scientific advancement was increasing in Victorian times--> alongside this there was an increase in secularisation--> people no longer turned to faith to solve their problems

How setting is used

NLMG: there are 3 main institutional settings- Hailsham/the cottages/ recovery centres in Dover--> Hailsham represents the strict Boarding schools with set rules and regulations--> the Cottages were 'the remains of a farm'- this hints towards scientific advancement and aspects…


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all 'The War of the Worlds' and 'Never Let Me Go' resources »