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How likely is it that Gemma and Kartik will get together?
Yes, very likely.
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No, the chances are very slim.
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I have no idea.
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ScarlettOhara
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PostSubject: Re: How likely is it?   Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:06 pm

YEah we are studying that too, and ohmygosh I know! But I just realized the whole berries thing, how interesting.

She also used a lot of the creatures... the gorgon, sirens, centaurs. And Circe is the name of a witch in Greek mythology. (She turned men into pigs.)
JK Rowling also did that a lot. Cerberus, the three headed dog who guards the Underworld she changed to Fluffy, who guards that door thing in the Sorcerer's Stone book. And all the spells are Latin words Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How likely is it?   Thu May 14, 2009 5:22 pm

I'm re-reading it, and in the part where they're all drunk and are trying to name the club, they use:

Preistesses of Persephone
Daughters of Athena

It's not just Greek stuff Libba loves, it's all sorts - Norse, Roman. They find primative cave drawings of all sorts of creatures, Miss Moore even tells them some of the stories.
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Lady of Shalott
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PostSubject: Re: How likely is it?   Wed May 27, 2009 7:02 pm

flying free fee wrote:
She kind of reminds me of Satan in Paradise Lost. After having it mentioned in so many books (I think she even related it to something in RA), I finally went out and bought it and I can't help but feel like maybe rebellion is not so awful.
Wow, I can't believe I just said goody-two-shoes... Embarassed

Did you enjoy it? I've been thinking about reading it for a while, but I'm not sure if I'd like it. In one of my favorite books, the main character actually says that reading Paradise Lost had to be more torture than the fires Milton wrote about. Laughing ANy way, I never knew what to think of Circe. I really admired her when I only knew her as Ms. Moore, but then when I found out she was the same person who thought it was alright to murder a little girl... Of course, I think she partly redeemed herself in TSFT. Circe is just a complicated charcter, and I'm sure Libba Bray was trying to give her readers mixed feelings avout her.
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Felicity Worthington
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PostSubject: Re: How likely is it?   Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:30 pm

There are a lot of parallels with Greek mythology. Also, the forest folk in the realms would enchant humans and bring them back to the realms, just like the Greek gods played with humans. The realms are also kind of like Mt. Olympus where all the gods live in Greek mythology.
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For They Must Have Hope
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PostSubject: Re: How likely is it?   Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:37 am

I hate how Kartik dies in a stupid tree=(. Well actually the end was very well written. But I still love kartik=(. I think that everyone cried when they read the book though. I know I did several times. I like how she leaves a bit to the imagination though. Like how in the end she left the dreams part to be taken as it will.
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