What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

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Re: What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

Post by Christina Rose » 07 Dec 2017, 23:03

Quartz wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 20:10
I think friendship and bravery were the strongest in this novel. Brimstone and Crimson were all brave when fighting the Order, and had strong friendships with each other. Forgiveness could also be one because Brimstone forgave Neutron for what he did.
Forgiveness isn’t one that is mentioned often, but you’re right. The theme is definitely explored in this novel. And, that moment between Neutron and Brimstone is an important moment in their friendship, and is also important to them as a team.

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Post by ktrae910 » 09 Dec 2017, 09:20

Beyond bravery and resilience, I found that resignation was a major theme. There were both, the 'if it is to be, it's up to me' resignation and the 'if you can't beat them, join them' resignation. Brimstone and Heat were the major players in the former as they both stepped up for the fight. Brimstone, however, was most wise in knowing when to exhibit the last. He saved his friends by giving a false confession, he saved Iron Rock by agreeing to go with the Order, and he cooperated with his captors as long as it was to his advantage or the advantage of others.
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Post by powergirl » 11 Dec 2017, 10:01

The main theme I encountered in this book was conflict. Sulphurium is plagued with conflict for over a thousand years with wars being fought against oppressive rulers and against subjugation. The other themes I encountered in this book were betrayal, slavery, bravery, loyalty and kindness. The author uses these themes masterfully to not only make the characters interesting, but to also make the plot memorable.
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Post by Stapes » 11 Dec 2017, 13:15

Christina Rose wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 22:59
Anirudh Badri wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 07:37
I felt that loyalty and bravery were the predominant themes that were explored in this book. While there were many other aspects to this, these were the dominating factors.
These two themes were definitely big throughout the novel, and not just among team Crimson.
Its seems like a lot of people can agree on these 2 main themes. They usually make for really strong characters and a relatable story.

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Post by Christina Rose » 11 Dec 2017, 21:43

ktrae910 wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 09:20
Beyond bravery and resilience, I found that resignation was a major theme. There were both, the 'if it is to be, it's up to me' resignation and the 'if you can't beat them, join them' resignation. Brimstone and Heat were the major players in the former as they both stepped up for the fight. Brimstone, however, was most wise in knowing when to exhibit the last. He saved his friends by giving a false confession, he saved Iron Rock by agreeing to go with the Order, and he cooperated with his captors as long as it was to his advantage or the advantage of others.
I hadn’t thought about this as a theme. Very insightful, and very true.

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Post by Christina Rose » 11 Dec 2017, 21:46

powergirl wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 10:01
The main theme I encountered in this book was conflict. Sulphurium is plagued with conflict for over a thousand years with wars being fought against oppressive rulers and against subjugation. The other themes I encountered in this book were betrayal, slavery, bravery, loyalty and kindness. The author uses these themes masterfully to not only make the characters interesting, but to also make the plot memorable.
Yes, conflict was a huge theme. I agree that the author uses these themes masterfully.

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Post by Christina Rose » 11 Dec 2017, 21:51

Stapes wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 13:15
Christina Rose wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 22:59
Anirudh Badri wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 07:37
I felt that loyalty and bravery were the predominant themes that were explored in this book. While there were many other aspects to this, these were the dominating factors.
These two themes were definitely big throughout the novel, and not just among team Crimson.
Its seems like a lot of people can agree on these 2 main themes. They usually make for really strong characters and a relatable story.
I agree. Loyalty and bravery do make for very strong characters, and that is reflected in this book.

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Post by Bancroft » 13 Dec 2017, 04:06

One of the most prominent is bravery. Brimstone shows this often during the many battles he faces. others are strength and courage
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Post by Amie Gene » 13 Dec 2017, 23:59

A theme I encountered as I read the book was sacrificial love. Brimstone proved time and time again that he loved his friends by stepping in the line of fire for them. With Wartington, he commanded that he be turned over to save the town, and when that looked like it wasn't going to work, he defeated Frost to save the community. He made many risky decisions that could have hurt him badly because he wanted to protect his friends.
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Post by Bancroft » 14 Dec 2017, 08:56

Christina Rose wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 18:07
I found several themes covered throughout this book. One of the most prominent is bravery. Brimstone shows this often during the many battles he faces. What other themes did you encounter while reading this book? Are there particular parts of the book when these themes are most prominent?
I am gonna say the same again that strength and bravery are the majors :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Post by Londera » 14 Dec 2017, 19:30

Loyalty,friendship, courage and honor are some of the themes. Also strength and resilience.

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Post by MsDree » 15 Dec 2017, 02:51

I agree with all themes spotted by fellow readers. They're very prominent and help in weaving what seemed to be for me, a perfect book anyone can relate to. Loyalty, friendship, courage, resilience, strength and bravery.
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Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 03:56

Bravery , courage and loyalty. Those are the themes that I have encountered in this book. By the way if you hold onto these themes that I have mentioned you can win the trust of anyone.
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Post by Rosemary Wright » 15 Dec 2017, 14:10

I encountered the themes of bravery, friendship and loyalty. I'm impressed by Brimstone and his friends' strength and bravery against great opposition.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 15 Dec 2017, 14:14

I encountered the themes of bravery, friendship and loyalty. I'm impressed by Brimstone and his friends' strength and bravery against great opposition.

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