Empire of the Sun
» Leanne White
The Neap English Notes for Empire of the Sun provides students
with insight into J.G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical story of a young
English boy growing up in war-torn Shanghai. Topics covered include: historical
context including China and World War II; character analysis; and discussion
of themes such as the development of child into adult, the precarious
nature of life and death, and the loss of innocence in war.