Part 3 & Part 4: Connection Captain
As I am reading this novel, I can't stop wondering if the author tried to simulate the Middle Ages, when the Catholic Church ruled. This is due to the fact, the Council of Scholars is very similar to the Church as they act similarly and have common beliefs.
Some may claim that the Catholic Church was blind because it didn't accept others point of view and ideas as everything was done to favor Christianity. The same is stated in part 3 when Equality 7-2521 narrates, "The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist. But we think that the Council of Scholars is blind." After reading this quote, I became suspicious, wondering if the Council was hiding something from the people which they didn't want everyone to know about. As I continued reading, I came across a quote which read, "but the Council of Scholars has said that there are no mysteries, and the Council of Scholars knows all things." It created even more suspicions in my head and I became convinced they were hiding something which had to do with either the outside world or something that happened in the Unmentionable Times.
Besides that, they had similar beliefs to the ones people had in the Middle Ages. In part 1, it states "the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night." This is a belief in common between the Church and the Council even though it has obviously been proven wrong. In the book, they seem unwilling to try to solve mysteries such as that one because as the Catholic Church, "the Council of Scholars has said that there are no mysteries, and the Council of Scholars knows all things." For all those examples I believe this book is based in the Middle Ages.