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How does Raami's belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?

Created: 05/24/13

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Posted May. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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How does Raami's belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?

According to the prophecy Grandmother Queen tells Raami at the beginning of the novel, "There will remain only so many of us as rest in the shadow of a banyan tree." How does her belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?


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rebeccar

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RE: How does Raami's belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?

This isn't a reply, but a question. I can not find the page on which the Grandmother uses those words. I noted only page 277 where Big Uncle says that, and Raami acknowledges that this attitude is part of the prophecy. Can someone give me the page number of the first time the title is incorporated into the plot?


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christy

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RE: How does Raami's belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?

Page 19 is where this is first introduced...


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terri

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RE: How does Raami's belief in the prophecy change by the end of the novel?

My interpretation of it is there is only so much room, only so many people can enjoy the shadow of the Banyan. Not every soul will continue to survive which was how Raami felt toward the end of the book.


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