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by Christopher Paolini

Identity Quotes in Eragon

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Quote #10

Every age needs an icon—perhaps that lot has fallen to you. Farm boys are not named for the first Rider without cause. Your namesake was the beginning, and now you are the continuation. Or the end. (53.90)

There goes Eragon the first and his big ol' legacy, again. Saphira's saying that Eragon has inherited his role as a hero along with his name. What do you think of that? Does Eragon even get a say in the matter? (For more on this question, check out "Themes: Fate and Free Will.")

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