Examine how Grenville establishes the following themes and motifs in Part 1: London. Name the events and characters in their contexts which are associated with each big idea.
- identity and the significance of a name
- class division and social structure
- role of the church
- justice and the law
- power of literacy
- property and ownership
- cold and warmth
- the river
To jolt your brain into gear ask questions like:
What evidence is there?
To whom does it relate?
Is there a pattern to the references or use?
What is being shown about this idea?
What significance does the idea take on in the rest of the novel?