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Vance of the Red Hand

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  1. Fantastic breakdown of the arcs these characters embody! Drawing the parallel between Rand and Egwene back to Latra Posae and Lew Therin has definitely given me something to think on. I only recently read The Strike at Shayol Ghul and was so engrossed in it that I missed the connection RJ set up here to be explored and changed in A Memory of Light. We'll never know if that was more Sanderson or Jordan, but this comparison does lead to believe that it skews more toward Jordan's idea.
  2. What a fantastic article/theory! My first time through the books, I didn't think much about the gender essentialism but I've noticed it much more in this book. Somehow I always thought Nynaeve had busted through, because that was who she was to me as a character. She was someone who is not moved, but tells others to move. That was my headcanon and on this current re-read I realize how much I was glossing over elements I didn't want to see!
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