Setting

“Bujak and the Strong Force” by Martin Amistakes place in London and New York and the main events take place in 1980 and 1985. Also, the text mentions events like Bujak's father and brothers' death in Poland during the war, his immigration to the US and then to London that took place during and shortly after World War II.…

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Physical setting

The physical setting is not described using too many details because the author’s focus is on the social setting. However, there are a few passages in which the author helps us visualise the two settings, the neighbourhood in London and the area where the narrator lives …

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Social setting

The social setting is more important than the physical one. Regardless of where the narrator lives, the social setting focuses on negative aspects of society like violence, the nuclear race, loss of hope and morality, World War II traumas, discrimination, the impact of scientific knowledge on the individual, and aspects related to family life.

The narrator presents the world and society as becoming worse, as losing hope and morality:

Gratuitous or recreational crimes of violence, the ever-less-tacit totalitarianism of money (money – I mean, what is this shit anyway?), the pornographic proliferation, the nuclear collapse of the family (with the breeders all going critical, and now the children running too), the sappings and distortions of a mediated reality, the sexual abuse… (p. 8, ll. 37-…

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