King of Shadows - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Roper continues to make Nat feel miserable. Nat feels like he doesn't belong, and equates it to the culture shock of leaving a first world country to camp in a third world country. As days go by, Nat fights off feelings of panic, and wonders what his friends and family back home are thinking of his disappearance. He does not let himself cry, because crying reminds him of when his father died, and he does not want to relive the terrible memory.

The apprentices attribute Nat's differences to the fact that he is a sheltered student at St. Paul's School. Everything from his clothes to his accent are slightly different from everyone else's. Nat realizes that Roper's dislikes him because he is envious of his privilege, being a St. Paul's Boy. However, this makes Nat feel even worse. Roper continues to provoke Nat by teasing him about...

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