Study Guide

Pure Hate

By Julianna Baggott


Why can't we all just get along? The dystopian world of Pure is just filled with loathing; the Pures hate the wretches, the wretches hate the Pures, everyone hates OSR and OSR hates everyone.

And when people start hating people, they start playing the blame game—because the world is filled with so much suffering and discrimination, the only answer is to point fingers. And explode heads. And plant bugs in people's eyes. And kill innocent grandfathers.

Questions About Hate

  1. The outside and inside of the Dome seem to hate each other unconditionally. Do you think one of the sides is in the right?
  2. If you were a wretch or a Pure, do you think you would end up loathing the other side?
  3. What relationships in the book do we see the most amount of dislike and animosity, and why?

Chew on This

The people who live inside of the Dome shouldn't dislike the wretches, but should pity them instead.

Whenever we see two new characters meet, there is a certain degree of tension… no matter what the situation is.