In Eclipse, supernatural warfare shares many common traits with human warfare. The negative motives are greed, power, and revenge. On the other hand, war also inspires positive emotions, such as loyalty to a cause. Supernatural wars are more old-fashioned in that they involve man-to-man combat, but the supernatural speed and force of werewolves and vampires rivals today's high-tech weapons. Strategy, rather than brute strength, seems to be the most important factor in winning supernatural wars.
Questions About Warfare
- In Eclipse, both werewolves and vampires talk about war as a "fun thing to do." Do you think that the novel glorifies war?
- In many war films, men choose to leave their families behind to fight for their country. Is fighting for your country more important than family?
- Is the war excitement amongst vampires and werewolves a sign of their animal instincts or of their human instincts?