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From an interview here: Q: How much of Jesus Christ is there in Rand? We have the wounded palms, side wound, crown of swords... How representational of Jesus Christ is Rand? ROBERT JORDAN: Rand has some elements of Jesus Christ, yes. But he is intended more to be a general "messiah figure." An archetype such as Arthur, rather than a manifestation of ...


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This solves your problems. It shows a nice chart outlining a few different ways to read the cosmere. Here it is: On the other hand, as long as you read each series in order, you can really do whatever you want. However, there are characters who recur in different books, and certain reading orders are preferred. Here's what I usually recommend in terms ...


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Palindrome poems have been around for a while. They're sometimes called "mirror poetry". A similar form is the reverse poem, where the poem takes on an opposite meaning when read backwards. Those are usually on a line-by-line rather than word-by-word basis, which means you don't have to play as many games about "verb forms". The specification of "five ...


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He realises that more is at stake than he'd thought. Firstly, note that TenSoon's change of heart is more gradual than you've made it sound. OK, it's still pretty quick from the point of view of a centuries-old creature, but it doesn't all happen in a single chapter. There's actually a whole series of passages which show the change step by step. TenSoon's ...


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Ars Arcanum is written by a world hopper named Khriss. (Fan wiki, citing Sanderson's agent on reddit and Arcanum Unbounded) Her origin will be explained in the White Sands graphic novels. She has minor appearances in Mistborn Secret History where she is researching the events with Ruin and Preservation. She is reportedly more knowledgeable than Hoid. So ...


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I think that this color scheme reflects a larger theme in the book (and, indeed, the series); namely, that of realizing and accepting that one's identity can have more than one part to it. The colors, then, are clues to the characters' initial states. Let me explain. 1: Ruin and Preservation One idea that is present throughout the series is that Ruin and ...


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I know that this is an old question, but Brandon has said (can't find the reference, sorry) that keteks are based on an (originally) Hebraic poetic form called chiasmus/reverse parallelism. They are everywhere in the bible ideas are put in an ABCCBA form. For example: A: No one can serve two masters; B: for either he will hate the one C: and love the other,...


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