Identity Quotes in The Host
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"That's my point. Body and soul. Two different things, in my case." (38.85)
Wanda is talking about how she could be put into a man's body and still function the same. This raises hundreds of interesting questions. Would Ian still be attracted to her if she was in a man's body? (We doubt it.) And would Wanda, who is technically female, be attracted to a human female, like Heidi perhaps, if she was in a man's body?
"How does going to one of those other planets help you? You'll still be a parasite, [Wanda]." (57.67)
Don't hold back, Jeb. But Wanda has to deal with this, because her species is, by nature, parasitic. Although, judging by the state the Earth is in when her species arrives—murders, rapes, environmental disasters—we think her parasitic species will fit right in with the humans.