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by Christopher Paolini

The Supernatural Quotes in Eragon

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #4

"There Morzan entered into a dark apprenticeship, learning secrets and forbidden magic that should never have been revealed." (3.107)

What do you think of Brom's editorializing here? He points out that there are some supernatural powers that should never see the light of day. When it comes to the supernatural, is ignorance bliss?

Quote #5

Eragon recoiled in shock. Standing in front of him […] was a dragon. (4.10)

Uh, Toto? We ain't in Kansas anymore. We ain't even in Carvahall. Well, technically, we are still in Carvahall, but the introduction of this mythical creature is the key to unlocking an entire universe of supernatural forces for our buddy Eragon.

Quote #6

"Dragons have no beginning […] And if they have an end, it will be when this world perishes, for they suffer as the land does. They, the dwarves, and a few others are the true inhabitants of this land." (6.14)

Interesting idea here, Brom, that the supernatural inhabitants of Eragon's world are the most authentic creatures in that world. If that's true, then Eragon's reality is fundamentally a supernatural reality.

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