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The Darkangel Social Sensitivity

Meredith Ann Pierce
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Some readers may be disturbed by Aeriel's attraction to the vampire, a character with no redeeming qualities except for his physical beauty. This situation, however, is a common one, since physical traits can often be much more compelling than less visible ones such as honesty or compassion. Pierce's treatment of the issue is refreshing, because Aeriel realizes why she is attracted to the vampire, a creature who breaks the wings of small bats simply for pleasure. Aeriel tries to be honest with herself, and her internal struggle is sympathetically portrayed.

Readers should also be aware of and sensitive to the presentation of a rigidly stratified society. The role a character plays is dependent on its race; for example, Talb remarks: "We duaroughs are miners and scholars, not spinners."

He implies that because he is a dwarf, he is unable to understand feelings. This exemplifies the larger problem of...

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