The City of Gold and Lead Themes

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Learning Self-Control

Will is a strong-willed, determined young man who believes himself to be one of a few who might be capable of getting into the Tripod city. Will is determined to be the hero, to bring back information that will help the un-Capped rise against the Tripods. However, Will tends to be impetuous, arguing when it might be better to listen and taking charge when it might be better for him to remain a follower. Due to this, the council at White Mountain almost does not send him to the Games, but decide to anyway because his virtues outweigh this one fault. They caution Will, however, to learn to control his willfulness.

Will begins his journey by attempting to befriend the one stranger on the trip, Fritz. Will finds Fritz difficult to speak to and impossible to befriend, but prides himself in his attempts to keep his annoyance...

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