Final Empire Essay - Amber Facktor 2B Name of the Wind by...

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Amber Facktor 2B Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson The big idea question for these two novels is: how do obstacles shape a character’s identity? This is a very important question, as it is relatable to peoples’ lives outside of these books. Everyone goes through certain tough instances such as poverty, social class, and losses in trust and faith. These obstacles help to make a person stronger and shape them into their true selves. The authors have given us their opinion on this big idea question through these two novels. In Name of the Wind , Kvothe, the main character goes through many obstacles in order to find his identity. His parents are murdered when he is just a young boy, and this plummets him into a very dark time in his life. On the streets of small towns and cities, he becomes a street urchin and must struggle to survive. Very obviously, he lived a tough childhood. Determined to do something with his life, Kvothe joins the University and gains an education in sympathy, a type of magic in which the user bonds two or more objects together. He learns faster than any other student at the University (QUOTE), and he discovers his true intelligence. Love is another
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