An Ember in the Ashes Themes & Motifs

This Study Guide consists of approximately 54 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An Ember in the Ashes.
This section contains 1,745 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the An Ember in the Ashes Study Guide

Destiny cannot be escaped

Destiny cannot be escaped, argues Sabaa Tahir in An Ember in the Ashes. Destiny, also referred to as fate and the future in the novel, is essentially what will happen in the future no matter what someone does to try to change it. Destinies are foretold by the Augurs to each of the Aspirants, but it is Elias above all who is horrified at the prospect of his destiny.

Elias intends to desert the Empire as soon as graduation is over and he can get away. He does not want to fight for the Empire, and does not want innocent blood on his hands. The night before graduation, however, Cain tells Elias not to run because he cannot escape his destiny without consequences. Cain tells Elias by participating in the Trials, he will be able to sever his bonds with the Empire forever...

(read more)

This section contains 1,745 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the An Ember in the Ashes Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
An Ember in the Ashes from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook