The Rithmatist Themes & Motifs

Brandon Sanderson
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Ambition

Joel Saxon really wants to be a Rithmatist. Unfortunately, Rithmatists are chosen at the age of eight when a child goes through his inception ceremony. Joel missed his inception ceremony because his father was in a train accident the day before the ceremony and Joel chose to remain at his side. Joel had his inception ceremony six months later, but he did not enter the inception chamber because it was being repaired. For this reason, Joel lost his chance to become a Rithmatist.

Eight years later, Joel continues to be obsessed with Rithmatists. Joel’s father used to tell him all kinds of information about the Rithmatists. This has created a deep fascination with the Rithmatist. Joel hopes to become a Rithmatist scholar and historian. To do so, however, he needs to learn more about the Rithmatist. However, much of the information Joel craves to learn...

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