10-15-2007 08:53 AM
10-15-2007 06:02 PM
I was touched by Will's relationship with his mother and his protection of her. Do you think she is mentally ill or legitimately frightened? What do Will's actions for his mother tell you about what his future may be as a character in the trilogy?
At times I thought both. But now I think it is more complicated than that but I'm not sure. She had a unique compulsive behavior of counting things, trivial things. They kind of turned it into a game. But Will thinks that it could have possibly been Specters.
Pg 224 SK
After Tullio has been defeated and leaves the tower he is, of course, attacked by Specters and his behavior was observed by Lyra. she describes it to Will:
"He started counting the stones in the wall....Why?"
"Because...I think maybe they come from my world after all, the Specters. If they make people behave like that....Maybe they're not called Specters. Maybe we call them something else."
It seems that certain things in Will's world, actually our world, are not visible but in other worlds, these things like daemons and specters are.
11-13-2007 03:26 PM