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...t journey to England seem less significant than it was supposed to be. For many of the characters in the novel and the mini series, travelling to England meant receiving an education, some training and experiencing a “better break”. “It mattered to be in England.” (Lamming, 107) shows us that the journey is significant because of the use of the word “mattered”. We also see this significance with the lines, “There was also unemployment, a housing shortage. […] These were not important, for what mattered supremely was to be there, in England. To be in England.” (Lamming, 107) this demonstrates that the journey to England is significant because it meant going to England, starting fresh and hopefully have a better life. Education and training, love and marriage are simply just extra “arguments” that pushed the characters to experiencing the journey to the Mother Country.
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