BIRDSONG THEMES

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BIRDSONG THEMES
1 War
1.1 ''But I was saved by the war''-p331
1.2 ''...being smashed by bullets before they could stand''-p226
1.3 ''The further he walked the more isolated he felt''-p358
1.4 ''We've done something terrible, we'll never get back to how it was before.''-p239
1.5 Brennan's ''existence'' rather than ''life'' -p402
2 Nature's indifference to human suffering
2.1 ''Then under the indifferent sky his spirit left the body...'' p174
2.2 Title of the book is not meant to symbolise ''new life'' or ''fresh hope'' but it suggest ''the indifference of the natural world to the human''.
3 Moral Authority
3.1 ''Stephen felt a sudden loosening of compassion, which he quelled as quickly as he could..''-p148
3.1.1 ''I don't want this here..get him to the MO.''P148
3.1.2 '...regarded Stephen as little more than a symbol of some distant authority in front of who they were supposed to behave well and be respectful''-p147
3.2 The boy at the Hospital and the powerless nurse- p186
4 Time and Change/Place
4.1 ''In her generation there was no intensity''-p414
4.2 ''...unnatural was the existence they were leading; they did not wish to be reminded of normality.''p148
4.3 Sense of Place
4.3.1 '''He was screaming for his home.'' Tipper. P.147
4.3.1.1 ''They made a joint grave, because the was over.''P486
5 Trust and betrayal

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5.1 Pronoun ''He'' 24 times on page 117, to emphasis Stephen's betrayal and loneliness.
5.2 The wire not not, ''...the wire became jammed with bodies.''
5.3 ''Those fat pigs have got no idea what lives are led for them.''p294
6 The influence of History
6.1 Influence of Stephen's and Isabelle's childhood, on their later lives, love.
6.2 ''...what guarantee was there that he too would not spend years of his adult life in this hellish perversion?'' p270. Elizabeth on having a son.
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