Observation: people's names with more syllables relate to wisdom and age. "People who live to four syllables know all that there is."(100)
the page is actually 113, but I posted may observations and hypothesis on Google Drive, and they're all mixed up. Sorry
I think that this society was before electricity because Kira and Thomas have to work during the day. "you must both work during the daylight hours" (62)
I observed that they have a ritual: Stay by the dead body for four days, then leave."After 4 sunsets and 4 sunrises, the spirit too was gone" (1)
I observed that they burn down cotts to prevent sickness from spreading."Your cott is horrid burnt...just yours... not when there is a big sickness
i observed that they only rebuild cotts when the people who died served a purpose."No festivity...Katrina's death had changed nothing in the lives of the people
page 9- 10
I realized that this religion thinks that boys are superior to girls because "it's not permitted for girls to learn." (88)
"This had been her mother, the warm and vital woman whose name had been Katrina." This it Kira's mom and she has just passed away. (p.1)
"As for Kira, she had no family, now. Nor any home." (p.2)
Kira was suppose to be given back to the earth because where she comes from it is custom to, "give am unnamed, imperfect infant back to the earth before its spirit had filled it and made it human." (p.5) But what happened is that her mother fought to save her, and she won.
"Kira paused at the well"(p.11) This gives the reader a sense of the time period, and that this is what they had to use to there water.
"' I have to start building,"' (p.11)Kira is going to re-build her home because they burnt it down when her mother died.
Matt just asked Kira is he could help her build her house, because he thinks it would be fun it the two of them work together to do something. This shows that Matt is a very caring and kind person. (p.11)
"' They be planning to turn you out, now your mum be dead. They be set on putting you in the Field for the beast. They talk about having draggers take you."' (p.12)
"'Vandara," he whispered.
It came as no surprise. Nonetheless, KIra's heart sank."' (p.13)
"There was nothing left of her household things. But she was pleased to see that the little garden remained." (p.13-14) Kira in my opinion is being very positive about what she is looking at. Her house was just burnt to the ground and she isn't focused on looking at that but on the fact that something that was very meaningful to her and her mother had remained.
"People whispered about her. She was known, and respected. Or feared." (p.17) I would like to learn more about who this Vandara is.
"'We don't want you here,' the woman said. "You don't belong in the village anymore. Your worthless, with that leg. Your mother always protected you but now she's gone.You should go now. Why didn't you just stay in the Field."' (18) Vandara is being extremely mean to Kira even though her leg isn't the best that doesn't give you the right to tell her to leave.
¨You know that in a village conflict that could bring death, we must go to the Council or Guardians ,"(p.19) This was Vandaras idea to take them to the Council so that the conflict that they are having will be resolved.
A messenger came and gave Kira the time for which she would have to report to the Council. (p.24)
¨Take pride in your pain,' her mother had always told her.'you are stronger then those that have none.¨ (p.26) Kira's mom gave her courage and always saw the best in her and kept telling her that even though her leg wasn't as good as everyone else she was just as good as they were.
¨Kira,' the white-haired chief guardian said, 'as a two-syllable girl, you are not required to defend yourself,¨ (p.31)
¨Because of your youth,' he explained,'you have a choice. You may defend yourself-'......'Or we will appoint a defender on your behalf.¨ (p.32)
Kira picked for someone to defend her, his name is Jamison. (p.34)
The Council brought out the robe that the singer uses and usually people would only see it once a year but it's going to help Kira with the case. (p.52)
Jamison told Kira that her new place was going to be in the building that she was when Vandara accused her (p.66)
When Kira was brought to her room she was surprised to find out that it was very nice and had very nice things like water inside. (p.69)
Kira is having a very different feeling then she normally has during breakfast. Usually she goes down to the stream with her mom, and now she just sits at a table with all this lovely food being brought to her (p.75)
Kira just was walking down the hallway when a door opened and the carver appeared, who is a boy just as old as she is. (p.76)
Thomas, the carver, just told Kira that there are people called Tenders that help you with all the new stuff like the tub, and show you how it works. (p.78)
Kira's mothers teacher, Annabella, is going to finish the teaching that Kira's mother ha started about dying. (p.85)
Matt is such a good friend to Kira because he and his dog, Branch, are coming on the journey with Kira to the woman Annabella as Kira's protectors.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.