Hey there everyone!
Woohoo, it’s weekend time and that means it is time to throw all the effort into reading. You’ve been holding on for so long I am certain you can make it all the way until the end!
Reading Update: Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout- 268 pages [Finished Book]
Sacred by Ketley Allison – 73 pages [Finished Book]
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – 26 pages [Finished Book]
Stormbreaker (The graphic novel) adapted by Antony Johnson –
88 pages [Finished Book]
Lord of The Flies by William Goulding- 18 pages
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – 230 pages
Today’s challenge post is to answer some moral questions which might have arisen in the book. It was hard to dig deep and find some for Cinder, but now that I have thought about it wasn’t so bad. It proves that even in lighthearted retellings and young adult books, there are sometimes deeper meanings in there as well. Without further ado, here are my questions and answers!
1. Should you compensate your own happiness for the good of the people?
Tricky questions are questions. I think that if I knew it was to the benefit of multiple other people, I would do it. Who would I be to make everyone else’s life fall into imbalance just because of my own selfishness?
2. Should you really try to run away from your problems or face them?
I think you should always try to face your problems. Well, after you take a couple of minutes/days to stop being angry about them so that when you do face them, you face them calmly.
3. If someone close to you falls ill, and there is only one cure should you give it to them, or wait (endangering their life) till the cure can be replicated for others too?
I think we should wait for them to be replicated. I already know that anyone I would be willing to give it to would’ve answered the above question the way I would’ve as well. Which means make sure it gets replicated. Or give them a part of the cure so that they won’t be endangered anymore.
4. In a relationship, does status matter?
NO. I am a strong believer that it doesn’t.
5. Is world peace worth compensating independence?
I don’t think so at all. I would rather we were all unique and free than living in peace but no longer truly being ourselves.
6. Does your race/family history affect your personality and who you are?
As much as some people may want to believe that it doesn’t change anything, it does. I can already tell you that I don’t eat cake on my birthday because it isn’t part of our culture. And we don’t have restrictions for time (it’s all laid back) so I am terrible at being punctual. As for British, you can tell by how much I need tea in my life, or from the way I act in some cases. Yes, race and family history doesn’t make up ALL your personality, but it does change some.
7. If you had a super power, should you use it?
Uh, this depends on the power. I think I would, just because I would like to be experimental and because super powers are so cool! If it was anything like Cinder’s power I would try it out once, but then I wouldn’t use it anymore.
8. Is love worth risking everything for?
No I wouldn’t say it was worth risking everything for. I wouldn’t want to give up my friends, family and favourite hobbies for any man. I can love my man, but I can’t push him ahead of absolutely everything.
9. Is lying to someone for their own safety acceptable?
Yes, it is. I would do it for their benefit, and maybe if I could I would tell them the truth later. Or maybe I can’t tell them in the moment. But I would think it was okay.
10. Should marriage depend solely on love but also other factors?
Yes, other factors do come into play. I think culture does matter, and what your goals in life are. But I have a feeling I would only fall in love with someone who could fit all of these.
Olivia’s Question: Should you compensate your own happiness for the good of the people? (And yes, I did steal this one from the list xD)