Black Text = The Raven Boys
Green Text = The Dream Thieves
Red Text = Spoilers (see bottom of post if you want to read spoilers)
Appearance/Traits/Quirks: She’s five feet tall and has short, black hair. Her style is trashy chic. She is vain about her appearance. She is sensible for a teenager. Blue is judgmental and prejudiced against raven boys or students that attend Aglionby Academy. She is creative – her room is decorated in feathers, leaves and paper trees. Most of her clothing is something she’s made herself or altered. Blue also likes to help people. We can see that in her many odd jobs some of which include being a waitress at the pizzeria, Nino’s, teaching penmanship to third graders, walking dogs, and helping elderly ladies with their gardens (57).
She has a short temper (11).
Tarot Card: Page of Cups – represents someone who is open to opportunities, new experiences, and new relationships. She is ready to receive guidance and advice from others. She is defined by togetherness and thoughtfulness. This card is related to reaching out to someone and mending relationships.
Death: To Blue death is part of a reverse fairy tale because of the prophecy that she will kill her love by kissing him. She doesn’t put too much weight on the prophecy until she meets the living Gansey when he comes for a card reading at her house. After seeing him alive, the consequences of killing Gansey seem more real. Any romantic relationship that Blue may have will in some way be related to death. She struggles to tell her prophecy to anyone she might be romantically interested in. Telling her crushes about the prophecy also comes with the assumption that they are her true love. This becomes a problem because she doesn’t love them.
Privilege: Blue and her family are most likely middle-class. She is not as rich as Gansey, but she is probably richer than Adam. She is prejudiced against the raven boys because of their wealth and assumes that they are all arrogant and self-centered. She made two rules: “One, stay away from boys, because they were trouble. And two, stay away from Aglionby boys, because they were bastards” (10). This influences her relationships with Gansey, Ronan, Noah, and Adam. When she first meets Gansey, he asks her to sit with the guys at a table at Nino’s. He makes the mistake of offering to pay her to do it. She responds appropriately, “I am not a prostitute” (62). She does not accept charity from the condescending raven boys.
She starts to see privilege differently. Privilege is instead an act of kindness and allowing someone into her life. When Gansey comes to her house he is now a “privileged tourist” (98). You can make someone privileged by giving them something special. However, Blue also starts to see herself as separate from the raven boys because she is a girl. She will never be able to share their experiences at Aglionby. She wants the boys to treat her like an equal friend despite her gender. She tells Adam, “Well, I don’t want to be just someone to kiss. I want to be a real friend, too. Not just someone who’s fun to have around because – because I have breasts!” (345).
Family: Blue has a very large family of female psychics. She lives in a house with her mother, Maura, her mother’s two friends, Calla and Persephone, her half-aunt Neeve, her aunt Jimi, and cousin Orla. There are probably more that are unnamed. Her home is full of warmth and chaos. Out of all the characters she has the most positive experiences with her family. Blue often feels like her family uses her like a tool because of her ability to magnify psychic energy. She feels like she has no talents that she can call her own and is always looking for what she calls her something more. Blue doesn’t know much about her father except that his name is Artemus, that he might have come out of Cabeswater, and that he disappeared.
Neeve has left a negative energy in her home. Blue sees her family as whoever belongs inside of her house. This now includes the raven boys. “For Blue, there was family – which had never been about blood relation at 300 Fox Way – and then there was everyone else. When the boys came to her house, they stopped being everyone else” (98).
Beliefs/Dreams: Blue thinks that most people do not believe in psychics and so she has always felt that other people see her as being crazy. She also thinks that it is better not to know the future. She sees Cabeswater as a dream world. Stiefvater writes, “She felt like she was a part of a dream this place was having, or it was part of a dream of hers” (225). In Cabeswater, the friends find a hollow tree. When they go inside of the tree, Gansey, Blue, and Adam each have their own dream or vision. Blue’s vision shows her what it might be like to actual kiss Gansey.
Nature/Ley Line: Blue’s favorite place is outside under the beech tree in her backyard. The inside of her house is so busy that for her the outdoors is the only place she can have privacy. There is a strong connection between nature and psychic energy. Stiefvater uses images of nature when she describes Blue watching Neeve scrying (34-5). Blue’s bedroom is also decorated like a forest. The trees at Cabeswater knew what her name was.
Glendower: Blue feels an attraction to Gansey’s journal about Glendower because it represents new possibilities to her. She feels that finding Glendower is something that runs deeper than just getting the favor from him. She has become involved in the search for Glendower because it was her fate. She will find him because she is meant to find him.
Relationships with Others: Blue thinks that her half-aunt is intense. She is curious about Gansey at first, but then finds him to be “annoyingly impressive.” She calls him President Cell Phone. After a while she starts to see that Gansey has a mask that he takes on and off. One Gansey is polite, formal, and condescending, the other Gansey doesn’t know very well, but wants to know more. She also has nicknames for the other boys. Noah is Smudgy Boy. Ronan is Soldier Boy. Adam is Elegant Boy. She sees Adam as attractive and endearing – not at all like the other raven boys. I think that most of her interest in Adam is because he is the first boy to show a romantic interest in her.
She realizes that she is physically attracted to Gansey, but still doesn’t love him (7). She likes having the boys at her house because it gives her the upper hand since they don’t know much about psychics. Secret*2.
Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey III
Appearance/Traits/Quirks: Gansey is clean and well dressed. He wears very expensive clothes with ease and his school uniform looks perfect. He is tan with tousled brown hair and hazel eyes. He wears glasses when he doesn’t have his contacts in. He is a leader and a control freak. He is oblivious to how other people feel about his money and his attitude, but is trying to pay more attention to the reactions of others. People say he is much older than he looks – an old soul. Gansey has made scholarship into an art form. He smells like mint because of all the mint leaves that he chews. He also unconsciously rubs his bottom lip with his thumb. He suffers from insomnia possibly because his mind is always busy with his obsession with Glendower. Gansey is a member of the Aglionby rowing crew.
Gansey is persuasive (36). We see more of the masks and this could be related to the fact that he has grown up in a family with politicians. Gansey is very good at appealing to whomever he meets. In order to do this he puts on the mask that will most suit the individual with whom he is speaking. He quits the rowing crew.
Transportation: A classic orange Camaro with two black stripes down the middle. Gansey calls it The Pig. The car is constantly breaking down. Secret*3 The Pig is similar to Glendower in the way that is always dying and then being revived again.
A car is a wrapper for its contents, he thought, and if he looked on the inside like any of the cars in this [his rich father’s] garage looked on the outside, he couldn’t live with himself. On the outside, he knew he looked a lot like his father. On the inside, he sort of wished he looked more like the Camaro (295).
Tarot Card: Death – This card can represent someone in a state of change or transition. They are closing one door and opening another. They are going into the unknown from something familiar and shedding old attitudes.
Death: First of all, we know that Gansey will die because Blue saw his spirit on St.Mark’s Day. In regards to Glendower, Gansey sees death as something that is not permanent. He believes that Glendower is similar to King Arthur and will someday come back to life or wake up (45). According to Gansey it is the fact that Glendower is buried on the ley line which keeps him from being entirely dead (215). We also know that Gansey has died once already. He is deathly allergic to bees. When he was 10 years old, a swarm of hornets attacked him. While he was dying he had a vision concerning Glendower – a message from the ley line. Secret*4. This experience makes Gansey like Glendower who has died and will come back to life. His experiences can also explain his concern for Ronan who has attempted suicide. Gansey has to remind himself that, “death isn’t as close as you think” (111). He sees death as possibility – it is a look at what may happen. This fascinates him and Ronan finds him staring at a bee in their apartment. His second chance at life makes it more important that he do something meaningful like finding Glendower.
Privilege: He was born into a family of millionaires. Gansey feels the need to take care of his friends’ financial burdens because he has the means to do so. He is somewhat careless with material objects because he knows he can just go buy a new one. Gansey believes that he owes it to the world to discover Glendower again because he has the time and the money to do research while others do not (24). He does not always realize that while he sees giving away his money to people as kindness and love, others see it as condescending and insulting. However, he becomes more aware of other people’s perspectives on his privilege after meeting Blue who is always angry with him for throwing around his money. Gansey starts to worry that all people will see of him is his money. He states, “I am only my money. It is all that anyone sees, even Adam” (133).
Gansey begins to relate privilege to not only being rich in money, but rich in love. He compares himself and Blue; who have had loving families, to Adam who has had to experience domestic abuse (362). Gansey starts to see that he has been blessed in more ways than one. He no longer tries to give Adam or Blue money.
Family: His father is a congressman and his family lives in a mansion in Washington D.C. He has a sister named Helen whom he gets along with. They are equals through the fact that they both have the problem of sharing the same parents. Gansey shares his father’s name and he hates it. This is why he won’t allow anyone to call him Richard. Visiting home causes him to compare himself to his family and he feels the weight of everything he hasn’t yet achieved. His family reminds him that he is becoming more like the masks that he puts on rather than his true self. His real family is his friends and anyone who is helping him to find Glendower.
His mother is also running for congress which means that Gansey has to appear a certain way so that his mother can appear a certain way to the public. More masks.
Beliefs/Dreams: Gansey believes that in to make new discoveries, you must believe in what you are looking for. He does not believe in coincidence. Everything happens for a reason or it happens as a result of cause and effect. Inside the hollow tree in Cabeswater, Gansey sees a vision of what Glendower will look like when/if they find him (289).
He believes that finding one impossible thing makes it easier to find more impossible things (187).
Nature/Ley Line: Gansey is connected to nature by the fact that his near death experience was caused by an insect.
Gansey is disturbed by Cabeswater’s disappearance.
Glendower: His obsession with Glendower is a painful longing. He has documented his entire search inside a journal which has become part of his being. He has put so much love and work into the journal that he feels imcomplete without it. Glendower is the one thing that Gansey wants that does not come with a price tag. He wants to find Glendower in order to prove that he is more than just his money.
Relationships with Others: Gansey sees Ronan as trouble. He is afraid that Ronan will learn to be nothing. Gansey wants to find the Ronan that he was friends with before Ronan’s father died. He believes that Adam works too hard and is concerned for Adam’s health. It’s hard for Gansey to see Adam with injuries that Gansey knows Adam’s father gave him. However, Gansey cannot offer Adam help without Adam feeling like Gansey is being condescending. Gansey thinks that Adam is a genius who is too busy feeling sorry for himself. He wants Adam to realize how great and fantastic Adam really is. Gansey thinks Blue is evil, but yet he still wants her to like him because her approval will prove to himself that he is not just an arrogant Aglionby bastard. He calls Blue “Jane.” (They are collectively now Dick and Jane). In general, Gansey feels like his friends do not appreciate him in the same way that he cares for them.
In the end he was nobody to Adam, he was nobody to Ronan. Adam spit his words back at him and Ronan squandered however many second chances he gave him. Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year. They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them (351).
His opinion of Blue has improved. He now sees her as fanciful, but sensible (77). Blue becomes a representation of Henrietta for Gansey. She is everything about the town that he has come to love. When he wants to think about Henrietta he calls her instead of his other friends. And she tells him what is happening at her house (288). Gansey has a fight with Adam at Gansey’s house. Afterwards Gansey is convinced that Adam hates him (287).
Ronan Lynch (Greywaren)
Appearance/Traits/Quirks: Ronan has a sharp nose, thin mouth, blue eyes, and buzzed hair. He has tattoo on his back and neck. He’s described as handsome. He is of Irish origin. Ronan likes to make other people feel uncomfortable by creating awkward silences and by staring at people for too long. Ronan also tends to be insincere when he knows that everyone else is being serious. He tells the blunt truth even if you don’t want to hear it. Ronan is true to his word. If he says he will do something, then he will do it. He acts like he despises everyone. He likes Latin, loud music, boxing, and swearing. Ronan is a dare-devil and enjoys doing stunts. He is very nurturing toward animals and his pet raven, Chainsaw.
He chews on his leather wrist bands. Ronan despises cell phones and sufferes from insomnia. However, unlike Gansey who can’t sleep because his mind is busy with Glendower, Ronan doesn’t sleep in order to avoid his dreams. Ronan and Gansey have a lot of midnight gatherings with one another.
Transportation: A black BMW which belonged to his father. Secret*5
Tarot Card: N/A Ronan tries to stay away from tarot cards as much as he can because he sees Blue’s family as being involved in the occult or black magic.
Death: His father, Niall Lynch, was murdered and Ronan found the body in the driveway. Had a near death experience in which he almost bled out. Noah found his body and Gansey assumed the incident was attempted suicide.
The Orphan Girl from Ronan’s dreams tells him that she is a psychopomp (127). A psychopomp is a creature or spiritual being which guides the souls of deceased from earth to the after life. In some cultures, a raven is also a psychopomp. Secret*6 When Ronan starts dreaming with Kavinsky, Kavinsky gives him a little green pill for which, “dying is a boring side effect” (312). The pill throws them into sleep.
Privilege: Ronan’s money comes to him from the fact that his father died and he was given money in his father’s will. This maybe the reason for Ronan’s bitterness towards his privilege. He hates the stereotype of being condescending and self-centered that Blue assigns to him. The world expects him to be a certain way because he is rich, but Ronan refuses to meet these expectations. However, he still doesn’t know what he wants for himself. He tells Gansey, “I don’t know what I want. I don’t know what the hell I am” (75). The only way that Ronan meets the stereotype of being a privileged individual is in his love for the Latin language. Latin is not a language that’s used for any practical function, so learning it fluently is something that someone with time and money might do. Knowing Latin seems to me like something a snobby scholar would wave in the face of another scholar.
We learn that Ronan has actually inherited 3 million dollars from his father along with their family property. However, he cannot access it until he is 18. If Ronan ever returns to his home, the money will be forfeit (34). Returning home also includes never seeing his mother again. Unlike Gansey’s family home which is rich in an untouchable and intimidating way, Ronan’s family home is what he calls “shabby rich” (155). Ronan’s family is rich not because they own shiny things, but because they can afford to buy every warm and comfortable thing you could imagine. Instead of Gansey this time, Ronan secretly helps Adam with Adam’s rent. This seems like part of a turing point for Ronan. It perhaps means that he is becoming more comfortable with who is and who privilege has made him. Instead of being stuck in confusion about his identity, he is now acting on it and maybe using Gansey as a guide for the person he wants to be. Church is the one place where Ronan actually feels privileged to hate himself for the sins he’s committed. “Ronan gave in to the brief privilege of hating himself, as he always did in church. There was something satisfying about acknowledging this hatred, something relieving about this little present he allowed himself each Sunday” (91).
Family: Ronan is the middle of three sons. He has an older brother, Declan, and a younger brother, Matthew. Declan controls Ronan’s funds until Ronan turns 18. Ronan hates Declan. Their mother stopped speaking after the death of their father.
Ronan’s family has lots of secrets. Niall had a mysterious job for which he spent a lot of time traveling. Like Ronan, Niall could bring objects into reality from his dreams. Like Gansey shares his father’s name, being able to create dream objects gives Ronan the curse of being just like his father. We learn that Ronan’s family farm is called The Barns because all of many barns on their property. Ronan feels guilt at not discovering his father’s body in time to save his father (91). He realizes that Gansey is more of a brother to him than his real brothers (154). Declan is incapable of telling anyone the truth and Matthew is slow of mind, but everyone’s sweetheart including Ronan’s. His mother is living in a type of fairy tale. Like Glendower, she is in a state of sleep. In order to wake up she must go back inside of a dream. Or in other words, Ronan must take her into Cabeswater.
Beliefs/Dreams: We learn that Chainsaw the raven is something that Ronan took out of his dreams.
Ronan is what is called the Greywaren. It’s a title that Cabeswater gives him. There a many people that can steal objects out of their dreams, but only Ronan can speak the language of dreams. When Ronan dreams he enters Cabeswater where the Orphan Girl helps him take dream objects into reality. The Orphan Girl wants Ronan to take her out of the dreams, but he doesn’t. Some other dream objects include: keys to The Pig, a remote control air plane that runs without batteries, blue lilies, the translating puzzle box, and his night terrors which are creatures that I imagine to be part raven, part man, part demon. He has repeated dreams about driving to the barns and multiple nightmares about bad things happening to Matthew. Some other dreams include Gansey being attacked by hornets and Adam being overcome by a mask (the dream about Adam can symbolize how Adam feels about sacrificing himself to the ley line). The dream beasts that Kavinsky and Ronan summon to fight each other reflect the characters’ self-hatred. We find out that when a dreamer dies, all of their dream objects that are living fall into a sleep (The Barns seems to be under a sleeping spell since Niall died). “Non mortem, somni fratrem” (146). Not death, but his brother sleep. Sounds like Glendower.
Ronan is Catholic and believes in heaven and hell. He believes that he once saw the devil talking to his father inside of a barn.
Nature/Ley Line: He has a pet raven named Chainsaw. Chainsaw reveals to us what Ronan might have been like before Niall died. “Ronan’s smile cut his face, but he looked kinder than Blue had ever seen him, like the raven in his hand was his heart, finally laid bare” (304). Ronan can speak in Latin to the trees of Cabeswater.
Taking things from his dreams is like the power nature has to produce new life. Again we see Ronan’s true heart through the respect and love he has for animals. We find out that creating dream objects sucks the energy out of the ley line. Ronan’s and Kavinsky’s dreaming has been adding to the erratic behavior of the ley line with burst of energy followed by no energy at all. Their dreaming contributed to Cabeswater disappearing.
Glendower: Ronan wants to find Glendower because Gansey wants to find Glendower (21). Ronan imagines that finding Glendower will be like dying in the sense that it will be similar to finally seeing God.
Relationships with Others: It seems that Ronan enjoys spending time with Noah more than any other character does. Secret*7
Ronan sees that Gansey is pretending that Adam did not disobey him by waking the ley line. Gansey is just ignoring the fact that he’s mad at Adam because Adam decided to go his own way, stepping further away from Gansey. Ronan also notices that Gansey is attracted to Blue when Gansey himself doesn’t know it yet (141). Ronan loves when Gansey acts like a normal boy – Gansey’s opposite extreme from the masks Gansey wears. His relationship with Gansey is a reminder of what Ronan wants to be. He’s concerned about what Gansey may think about his actions. Destroying The Pig is like destroying Gansey. Ronan thinks that Adam doesn’t feel right if Adam’s life isn’t agony (71). Ronan is digusted by Blue’s clothes.
Appearance/Traits/Quirks: Adam is self-conscious about his appearance. He wears a second hand Aglionby uniform. He is fine boned with blue eyes. He looks fragile. He is at the top of his class at Aglionby. Adam is cynical and hard working. He is a proud and a dreamer. Adam enjoys fixing cars and works at an automotive mechanic’s shop.
He has prominent cheek bones and deep set eyes (8). Adam is feels self-pity and he has lost hearing in his left ear.
Transportation: bicycle. He gets a tri-colored, junky car from Helen, Gansey’s sister.
Tarot Card: The Magician – This card represents someone who does what needs to be done and carries out a plan. The magician is totally committed to a cause. He has the power to draw on a variety of forces and use them in creative ways. He is magic because his achievements seem to be miracles.
Death: In the hollow tree inside Cabeswater, Adam has a vision of himself causing Gansey’s death. This is part of what prompts him to make his sacrifice to the ley line.
Death is what makes everyone equal. “Only death couldn’t be swiped away by a credit card” (65). Adam starts to see ghosts. The spirits are messages the ley line is trying to send him, but he understand what they are telling him.
Privilege: Adam is part of the lower-class and lives in a trailer. He has to work three jobs in order to afford to pay tuition at Aglionby. He fears that Gansey will in a way own him if Adam accepts Gansey’s charity. This is a problem because, “success meant nothing to Adam if he hadn’t done it for himself” (132). Privilege is something Adam has to earn on his own. Adam experiences a fierce wanting for everything in his life (41).
Adam is convinced that it was Gansey who is responsible for lowering his rent (64). This causes more arguments between them. Adam is also convinced that the people at Gansey’s party will somehow know that he lives in a trailer – that his poverty is something people just know because of how he acts or looks. Adam states that he will only help Gansey if they can help each other as equals (282).
Family: Adam’s father is an alcoholic and sometimes beats Adam. They are proud family in the way that what happens in their family stays in their family. Adam and his mother don’t want to talk about the behavior of their father/husband. His family is a part of his strong wanting. Adam desires to find a place where he belongs.
He was full of so many wants, too many to prioritize, and so they allfelt desperate. To not have to work so many hours, to get into a good college, to look right in a tie, to not be hungry after eating the thin sandwich he’d brought to work, to drive the shiny Audi that Gansey had stopped to look at with him once after school, to go home, to have hit his father himself, to own an apartment with granite countertops and a television bigger than Gansey’s desk, to belong somewhere, to go home, to go home, to go home” (370).
Adam lives in an apartment above St.Agnes church rectory. Like the other boys, Adam faces the challenge of not being like his father. He has struggles to control his anger (66-7).
Beliefs/Dreams: It is hard for Adam to believe in the supernatural. He has too many worries about the reality he is living to think too much about magical possibilities. Sometimes he feel that he is sleepwalking in the life he lives with Gansey.
Nature/Ley Line: Adam sees images of nature when Gansey tells other people about Glendower. He sacrifices his hands and eyes to the ley line in order to wake it up. When this happens there is an earthquake. Adam believed that waking the ley line would somehow make him equal to Gansey.
The ley line is messing with Adam’s senses, trying to send him a message. He has an episode of what is called transient global amnesia (306). He walks somewhere and he can’t remember why he’s going there or for what purpose. He is aware that he can’t remember, but yet he can’t stop walking. He now has the ability to detect the location of the ley line without using any electronic devices. He learns with the help of Persephone that, because he made his sacrifice, it is now his job to maintain the ley line. His task is compared to what a priestess might have done at Stonehenge – to take care of the ley line through rituals. The earthquake that occurred after his sacrifice caused energy leaks along the ley line. It is Adam’s job to find and fix the leaks so that Cabeswater will have enough energy to return. He learns how to communicate with the ley line by using tarot cards.
Glendower: Adam wants to find Glendower in order to be granted the favor from the king. This will grant him some of his wants.
Relationships with Others: Like Blue, Adam realizes that there are multiple versions of Gansey. Adam thinks that Gansey should get out of Ronan’s business and let Ronan make his own decisions. Gansey and Adam have a relationship in which Adam is trying to get away from Gansey and Gansey is always trying to draw nearer because he fears that Adam will leave him. Adam is also bitter and envious of Ronan. He’s envious of Ronan’s privilege and bitter because Ronan seems to be wasting it.
Adam is still attracted to Blue. “Blue Sargent was pretty in a way that was physically painful to him” (58). We learn more about the history of the boys’ friendships. Gansey met Ronan first before Ronan’s father died. After the death of Niall, Ronan moved in with Gansey. Sometime after that Adam stopped to help Gansey with the Camaro which had broken down on the side of the road. Adam thought Gansey would be cruel to him and didn’t want to help at first, however, they became instant friends after they started talking. Adam believes that Ronan is unable to express emotion with words so Ronan uses actions to express himself. The sacrifice Adam made to the ley line sets him apart from his friends. They will never be able to understand Adam’s new connection to the ley line.
Appearance/Traits/Quirks: Noah is gray, rumpled and faded. He is very observant and good at finding things. He is quiet, mild, content, loyal, and easy-going. He is good at producing unexpected humor. His hands are restless and moving.
Transportation: Red Mustang
Tarot Card: N/A
Discovered Ronan when Ronan was dying.
Privilege: He was once a student at Aglionby Academy, but now privilege doesn’t apply to him.
Family: He has a mother, father, and sister.
Beliefs/Dreams: Starts going to mass with Ronan (89).
Nature/Ley Line: Secret*9
Glendower: Noah is just along for the ride. He is looking for Glendower because his friends are looking for Glendower and he wants to spend time with them.
Relationships with Others: Noah seems to spend the most time with Ronan. He has a fascination with Blue’s hair and is always petting her head. It is other characters that make Noah what he is. “Without Blue there to make him stronger, without Gansey there to make him human, without Ronan there to make him belong, Noah was a frightening thing” (371).
He tells Blue that he would ask her on a date if he were able.
1. In The Dream Thieves, Blue is able to have her first kiss with Noah because he is already dead (244).
2. Blue realizes that she has a crush on Gansey and not Adam. (Thieves, 240).
3. Ronan wrecks Gansey’s car and brings back an identical version of The Pig which Ronan has taken from his dreams. Also in The Dream Thieves, the friends find a tire from The Pig in a man-made pond, but the tire is several hundred years old.
4. We learn that Gansey was brought back to life in exchange for Noah’s life which was given as a sacrifice to the ley line.
5. His father’s BMW is also a dream object that Ronan’s father created.
6. Ronan did not attempt suicide, but was attacked in his dreams by his night terrors. He allowed Gansey believe that he had tried to kill himself (135).
7. Ronan seems to be the only person who went through a grieving process for Noah after they find out that Noah had been murdered (Raven, 285).
8. Noah is a ghost. He was murdered seven years ago and his death was a sacrifice to the ley line. His death is what brought Gansey back to life after Gansey was attacked by hornets. Noah is a shadow of what he used to be while alive. Noah shows us that death is what we make of it because even though he is a ghost, to his friends he is not truly dead.
In The Dream Thieves, Noah disappears entirely. He’s not even an invisible spirit. Noah often re-enacts his own death without knowing it. He doesn’t care about how his spiritual form exists or why.
9. Noah is related to nature by the fact that his body is literally in the earth. The presence of his spirit depends on the fact that his body is buried on the ley line.
Noah’s spirit vanishes like Cabeswater vanishes. His presence also depends on how much energy is flowing through the ley line. (Thieves, 123)
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys. New York: Scholastic, 2012. Print.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Dream Thieves. New York: Scholastic, 2013. Print.