Across the Universe Setting & Symbolism

Beth Revis
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Godspeed is the name of the ship that serves as the background for the majority of the story. It is operated by Eldest, a leader who is the eldest of his generation. The people are treated like drones and are drugged into submission. The mission and the ship are both put into jeopardy when the truth begins to come out about manipulation, drugs, and murder.

The basis of the story and one of its main themes is the exploration of a new planet and planning for a future civilization. In the beginning of the story Amy talks about the alliance between government and business. Her parents agree with the government that it is the best way to combine government with industry to create optimum profits. The new system would seek out new, untapped natural resources. The top military people and scientists capable of making it happen are...

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