Empire of the Sun

by J. G. Ballard

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Research the internment of European civilians in China by the Japanese during World War II. Can you find reports of experiences similar to or different from those of Jim's?

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Investigate what psychologists say about the relationship between prisoners and guards. Compare their findings to the dynamics of Jim's relationship with his guards. Find examples in the novel.

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View the film Empire of the Sun. What differences do you find between the book and the movie? What effect do those differences have on the themes? Characters?

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Investigate the culture of Japan and China. Compare your findings to Jim's descriptions of the different cultures.

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