Part 1: London [themes and motifs]

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
  • poverty
  • survival
  • death
  • anger
  • humanity
  • class division and social structure
  • morality
  • 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?