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Journeys
Physical and mental journeys to highlight struggles and pressures on society. Vital for characters to progress successfully in the future. Different for every individual and can affect time.
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Politics
A form of control to maintain order. Corrupt and criticising. The Prime minister is stern and controlling as the face of politics
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Education
Criticised and disrespected. Necessary and pivotal for society to function properly. A long process of continued and infinite learning and developing - not just confined to children learning at school.
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Setting
Influential in terms of emotions and memories. Rural landscapes offer freedom. Urban areas are stressful and fast moving.
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Gender
Stereotypical view to challenge the importance of gender in society. Not conforming to gender stereotypes.
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Childhood
A burden on society and therefore suppressed by the dystopian government. Necessary for society. A sense of freedom, carelessness and weightlessness.
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Time
Controlling and consuming. Changeable and variable. Irreplaceable and shouldn't be taken for granted.
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Loss and grief
Individual process which everyone goes through differently. Manipulates the perceptions of time in the present and the hopes for the future. Loss is permanent and grief is only temporary.
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Memory
Can be forgotten/lost and may remember sections you want to. Controlling, consuming and influences present actions and emotions. Leads to downfall and can be dangerous.
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Identity
Constructed and shaped by life expectations, experiences and society's perceptions.
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Adulthood
Wanting to escape the adult world. Jealous of childhood and the freedom and the lack of responsibility. Restricting and constraining.
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Card 2

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A form of control to maintain order. Corrupt and criticising. The Prime minister is stern and controlling as the face of politics

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Politics

Card 3

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Criticised and disrespected. Necessary and pivotal for society to function properly. A long process of continued and infinite learning and developing - not just confined to children learning at school.

Back

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Card 4

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Influential in terms of emotions and memories. Rural landscapes offer freedom. Urban areas are stressful and fast moving.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Stereotypical view to challenge the importance of gender in society. Not conforming to gender stereotypes.

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