Independent Reading Project: Red Rising
How Red Rising connects with trials and tribulations
How Red Rising relates to trials and tribulations by Heather Whetstone
Definition of Trials and Tribulations: difficult experiences, problems
The main character, Darrow, goes through many trials and tribulations through the story. Three of these are- being in slavery, the death of his wife, and lastly, fitting in with the other Colors in the system.
Being a slave, Darrow faced the problem of not being able to go to certain places due to his Color. Thus, meaning he could be killed for going into the wrong sector. This obstacle, however, helped Darrow in the long run. It allowed him to harbor feelings of anger that eventually catalyst-ed his need to free his people and other Colors alike.
When Darrow's wife was hanged, he was filled with up-most rage towards the Golds. Moving past this horrible act was proven to be quite difficult, as he had high attachment to her. So much so that affected his judgement to the point of almost no-return.
Fitting in with the other colors was proven to be quite a problem when he went to school for the Golds. Being a Red, he needed to teach his-self many years of Gold literature etc. to be able to seem like he was a true Gold. This was a crucial part of becoming the hero he needed to be for his people (the Reds).
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