The theme throughout this book has to do with power and hope, the whole book from the begging has to do with it. The rivalry between Theo and Xan is interpreted by though their mothe...
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...generally, "Sojourners" are imported to do undesirable work. At 60, which is the age limit, they are sent back ("forcibly repatriated").
British Omegas are not allowed to emigrate so as to prevent further loss of labor. Older/infirm citizens have become a burden; nursing homes are for the privileged few. The rest are expected and sometimes forced to commit suicide by taking part in a "Quietus" (Council-sanctioned mass drowning).
The state has opened "pornography centres". Twice a year, healthy women under 45 must submit to a gynecological examination, and most men must have their sperm tested, to keep hope alive.
James, P. D. The Children of Men. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1993. Print.
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