Castle in the Air Themes

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Fate

Fate is one of the main themes in "Castle in the Air" by Diana Wynne Jones. The fortune teller predicts that Abdullah's fate is sealed from the moment of his birth.

"These are the words of the wise fortuneteller: 'This son of yours will not follow you in your trade. Two years after your death, while he is still a very young man, he will be raised above all others in this land. As Fate decrees it, so I have spoken."

Abdullah's father also add, "My son's fortune is a great disappointment to me. Let Fate send me other sons to follow in my trade, or I have wasted forty gold pieces on this prophecy" (Chapter 4, p. 64).

Abdullah is unaware of this fate until he is old enough to marry and is approached by his evil family members who want nothing but status and money from Abdullah.

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