Sunday, May 3, 2015

Historical Context Week 3

Which ideas in your novel are connected to its particular setting, and which ideas are still relevant today?

There are some ideas in this book which are connected to the past world. An idea that connects to the world is during the time of Edison. In part five, it is mentioned that "we" make up something called light and that "we" shall be forgiven for what we say tonight. This idea of being forgiven for saying something is connects to the time of Medieval times because people were thought to be forgiven if they did something kind. They thought they would be forgiven by god that time. But when it connects to light and making it, it goes to the time of Edison, who made the lightbulb. Which shows the reader that this is not a straight connection to a particular period of Earth's history.

Another idea is when Equality 7-2521 goes to Palace of Corrective Detention. This can be connected to the idea of when Copernicus goes to the church to get judged on either if he should die or not because he has stated that Earth wasn't the middle or the center of the Solar system. Equality 7-2521 was taken to the Palace because of the light but then, Edison who made the lightbulb didn't have to go anywhere. While Copernicus who stated that the Sun was the center of the universe, which made the "church leaders" or the bishops to kill him. Equality 7-2521 didn't die during part six but we never know if he would be fully connected to Copernicus. But for now, a reader can see that he is fully connected to Copernicus.

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