You know what's pretty fun? Being in complete control. At all times. You know what's not fun? Feeling weak and helpless. And you know what makes a good story? Watching the underdog triumph.
There are all sorts of power in Pure; the physically powerful Bradwell, Pressia's powerful smarts, and Helmud's powerful silence. But as a general rule the outside of the Dome is devoid of power, and the inside of the Dome is corrupt with power.
Questions About Power
- Who holds the most power in this novel? Who wields their power in the most morally responsible manner?
- Why does Pressia try to gain power over the other characters, even her friends?
- What is more important in this post-apocalyptic world: physical strength or mental strength?
Chew on This
Despite his super-abilities, Partridge is powerless when it comes to working alone because of his feeble mind.
The Dome might seem like it is all-powerful, but in reality it's just a target that is bound to be overthrown.