'spies themes'


Mind Map on 'spies themes', created by lewis_naughton2215 on 01/12/2015.
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'spies themes'
  1. friendship
    1. Keith and Stephen
      1. Stephen is Keith's only friend
        1. 'finding a real friend therefore it does get lonely if you don't have any brother or sisters.
          1. built on trust
            1. batrayed keith
        2. Barbrah Beryll and Stephen
          1. 'but you could be my next best friend if you like.
          2. Mrs Hayward and Stephen
            1. she trusts him to deliver the basket to uncle Pete
          3. time and memory
            1. the whole novel is a memory
              1. ch.1+parts of other present tense
                1. 'the close has changed
                2. revisits the close
                3. once again
                  1. repeated suggests he has done these things
                  2. narrator has regrets
                    1. never had a job or got married
                  3. suburban life
                    1. houses; number 2 = next too the hardiment
                      1. the children walk around on there own.
                        1. everyone knows everyone
                          1. 'the houses have become tidy and tedious, their disparate achetecture styles somehow homogenised by new porches and lamps
                            1. 'the milk man drives down and stops at number 12 as he always does' they know his routine
                              1. they wanted to build an underground message sending tunnel.
                                1. the strange goings-on at trewnnick carless talk about the whereabouts of Mr Berril and the MacAfee's son
                                2. exploration + discovery
                                  1. places
                                    1. haywards house
                                      1. tunnel
                                        1. Mrs Hayward's and Auntie D
                                          1. golf course
                                            1. planes can land
                                              1. search for bigfoot
                                            2. sexual
                                              1. curiosity, unknown, unfamiliar feeling
                                                1. Barbrah Beryll
                                              2. men and women
                                                1. Stephen and Barbrah Berill
                                                  1. "lots of the ladies have boyfriends while everyone's daddies are away"
                                                  2. as young boys, girls are alien
                                                    1. Stephen has started to feel attracted to girls
                                                    2. when she asks him questions he always responds "of course I did"
                                                      1. Mr + Mrs H
                                                        1. Does he know what she is up too
                                                          1. "super is on the table"
                                                        2. power
                                                          1. Keith and Stephen
                                                            1. Keith's mother registers an almost imperceptible moment of superiority
                                                              1. believe their knowledge gives power
                                                              2. Haywards and Wheatley
                                                                1. The Hayward's are
                                                              3. secrecy
                                                                1. Stephens family
                                                                  1. the whole family knows they are German apart form Stephen
                                                                    1. Stephen's father uses strange words
                                                                      1. s's father spying for the British against the German
                                                                        1. s's father spying for the British against the German
                                                                        2. Keith's mother + Uncle Peter
                                                                          1. Uncle. P never loved Auntie Dee
                                                                            1. Mrs H covers up the cut sustained from her husband
                                                                              1. why does she go into the tunnel
                                                                              2. rest of the close
                                                                                1. Barbara says her another has a boyfriend while husband is away.
                                                                              3. spying and survallance
                                                                                1. Barbra
                                                                                  1. spying on Stephen and Keith
                                                                                  2. adults
                                                                                    1. to children
                                                                                      1. the parents in the book kind of know what the children are dong. It is often mentioned Stephen and Keith spend a lot of time together
                                                                                    2. general
                                                                                      1. 'my mother is a German spy'
                                                                                        1. it seems like no one else in the close has any idea what is happening
                                                                                      2. children
                                                                                        1. to adults
                                                                                          1. Stephen and Keith were the initial instigators of spying.
                                                                                      3. identity
                                                                                        1. narrator has 2 identities (conflict)
                                                                                          1. English
                                                                                            1. as a child he imagined a great divide
                                                                                              1. But as an adult he realises they are both parts of himself
                                                                                            2. German
                                                                                            3. Names
                                                                                              1. 'Why we have an embarrassing name like Wheatley. why can't we be called something more like Hayward'
                                                                                                1. boring and plain
                                                                                              2. social divide
                                                                                                1. names
                                                                                                  1. schools
                                                                                                  2. character hide their true identities
                                                                                                  3. knowledge and ignorance
                                                                                                    1. knowledge
                                                                                                      1. surprising about Canada's wheat production.
                                                                                                        1. he knows German- Stephen
                                                                                                          1. Keith 'mechanical knowledge
                                                                                                          2. ignorance
                                                                                                            1. "x and I" what do they mean
                                                                                                              1. "dark ages" (simile) used to describe the distance + darkness of old Stephens memories
                                                                                                                1. old Stephen- doesn't know what 'liguster is.
                                                                                                                  1. where is she going
                                                                                                                    1. 'the juice'
                                                                                                                  2. childhood
                                                                                                                    1. first relations ship
                                                                                                                      1. Barbra Berill is in control
                                                                                                                      2. older Stephen reflecting on childhood memories
                                                                                                                        1. Liguster- privet bush
                                                                                                                        2. Keith and Stephen
                                                                                                                          1. childish games
                                                                                                                          2. childishness misinterpretations
                                                                                                                            1. fear of the out known
                                                                                                                          3. family
                                                                                                                            1. Wheatleys
                                                                                                                              1. Stephen compare's the two families
                                                                                                                                1. mother is boring
                                                                                                                                  1. Stephen doesn't think highly about his father
                                                                                                                                    1. follows Keith a lot
                                                                                                                                    2. haywards
                                                                                                                                      1. posh
                                                                                                                                        1. better school
                                                                                                                                          1. Keith is better educated
                                                                                                                                            1. keith is impressed by his dad
                                                                                                                                              1. perfect neat house
                                                                                                                                            2. War
                                                                                                                                              1. game
                                                                                                                                                1. games based on wars
                                                                                                                                                  1. 'a father in the secrete service and a mother who's a german spy
                                                                                                                                                2. black market
                                                                                                                                                  1. Keith mum gets food From Auntie D
                                                                                                                                                    1. cheap and reliable source
                                                                                                                                                  2. WW2
                                                                                                                                                    1. 'why did the Germans drop an incendiary bomb on the close
                                                                                                                                                      1. Stephen is really effected by the war
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