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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

Memory and the Past Quotes in The Host

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #7

"I used to dream about [Kyle] all the time." (55.121)

Like Wanda, Sunny is affected by Jodi's memories of Kyle. Since Jodi actually cared for Kyle (unlike everyone else who mostly can't stand the jerk), Sunny is sympathetic toward him as well. She sees him as a big strong protector and can't leave his side.

Quote #8

The face in the memory jerked me back to myself. That was my face! But I didn't remember this... (59.7)

When Wanda and Melanie are separated, Wanda has to deal with the fact that she's not looking at herself in a mirror; she's looking at Melanie, who is now a separate being. Talk about an out-of-body experience. It has to be weird seeing the body you inhabited in the past operating independently of you... kind of like Melanie felt when Wanda first took over her.

Quote #9

Wasn't I Petals Open to the Moon? (59.30)

We get to experience the disorientation of being put into a new body first-hand when Wanda goes through the body transfer process herself. It's even more confusing the second time around, because she has a previous soul's memories to deal with.

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