Beautiful Creatures Good vs. Evil
By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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Good vs. Evil
You might think you can replace Light and Dark with Good and Evil and call it a day. After all, the Dark Casters seem to cause most of the trouble, while the Light Casters are always fighting against it. But Beautiful Creatures makes it a little more complicated than that. For one thing, there's Macon. He's a Dark creature, a Lilum. Born to be evil, right? But he fights against his nature every day. Then there's Ridley, who doesn't seem 100% bad. And if she isn't all evil, who's to say that Sarafine, Larkin, or any other Dark Caster doesn't have a good streak, too? Are good and evil ever really that black and white?
Questions About Good vs. Evil
- If Lena were Claimed by The Book of Moons, would she have gone Dark or Light? What makes you say that?
- Is Ridley all bad? Did your opinion of her change throughout the course of the book?
- Which characters choose to be good or evil, and which were just born that way?
Chew on This
Lena's two differently colored eyes at the close of the novel symbolize a combination of Light and Dark.
Macon was born a Dark creature, but he is purely good.
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- Ethan Wate
- Lena Duchannes
- Macon Ravenwood
- Amarie (Amma) Treadeau
- Wesley Jefferson Lincoln (Link)
- Ridley Duchannes
- Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine
- Marian Ashcroft
- Boo Radley
- Genevieve Duchannes
- Ethan Carter Wate
- Mitchell Wate (Ethan's Dad)
- Lila Evers Wate (Ethan's Mom)
- Larkin Kent
- The Caster Bunch
- The Sisters
- Emily Asher
- The Cheerleaders
- The Basketball Team
- Aunt Caroline
- Jackson High Teachers, Staff, and Students
- Miscellaneous Gatliners