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ConnieAnnKirk
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Will and His Mother

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?

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Nadine
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Re: Will and His Mother



ConnieK wrote:
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?

~ConnieK




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."

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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.
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DavidC
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Re: Will and His Mother

She made me think of the old line, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
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Re: Will and His Mother

That's very interesting - it's as if a Specter has begun to attack her. Now from John Parry's letters to her, it's clear that there was nothing wrong with her when he left. Maybe the window he went through let a Specter in after her?
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