The Essex Serpent Quotes

Sarah Perry
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William Ransome and Cora Seaborne, stripped of code and convention, even of speech, stood with her strong hand in his: children of the earth lost in wonder.
-- Will and Cora (April: Two)

Importance: This is a moment of togetherness for two characters who could not be more different from each other. Cora as a scientist and Will as a man of faith are naturally opposed in their philosophies, however this is one instance where they are both together in a feeling of awe. It also shows that despite their differentiating philosophies they are both still "children of the earth" regardless of how they think it was formed. In a later part of the novel, Cora tells Will that they both have different ideas about how to illuminate the world; her with her science and him with his faith. The stripping of code and convention is important for the two characters and their relationship, because in hindsight...

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