Analysis Of Chapter 9 Of The Children Of Men

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This passage is from chapter nine of The Children of Men by P.D. James. This passage is the scene which the protagonist Theo observing Quietus from the little distant place and he re-realize the world’s sorrow. The significance of this passage is the illustration of justification by using christian symbols and tradition. The christian symbols appears in this passage suggests perspectives of society and the target group of Quietus. According to the passage, “He Stood grasping the rusty rail at the top of the cliff” (60), Theo is watching Quietus from the cliff. The word “cliff” is similar to the christian symbol of “hill” which is symbol of “Kingdom” or “Government”. In this context, if the word “hill” was used, it is a suggestion of the government.
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