Task 2B: Social Conditions in Great Britain

In this part of the exam set, you are asked to discuss about social conditions in Great Britain, based on English-speaking films and literature. Since we cannot choose for you which films and literature to discuss, we will only offer you an outline of the social conditions in the UK and makes some recommendations from literature.


When you reflect on social conditions in the UK you should be clear to differentiate between present and recent past.

Right now, the British society is considered divided after the national referendum called Brexit- which asked the population to vote whether to stay in the EU or not.


Literary Recommendations

For you to better understand and discuss the social conditions in Great Britain we will outline a few literary works that deal with social and political issues in the UK.

Two works which deal with “The Troubles” and impact of the conflict in Northern Ireland on the population are “Good Girl” by Marita Conlon-McKenna and “Father and Son” by Bernard MacLaverty.

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